Rippavilla Plantation to host free Christmas Open House Dec. 6


Rippavilla Plantation to host free Christmas Open House Dec. 6

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By ALEXANDER WILLIS

The Spring Hill Historic Commission is inviting residents to its annual Christmas Open House at the Rippavilla Plantation on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Starting at 6 p.m., the event will feature live music, tours of the historic building, and plenty of treats and sweets from local caterers. Admission to the event is free.

“We invite the public to celebrate the important history of Spring Hill,” said Historic Commission Chairman William Benedict in a statement. “Come hear the exciting plans the city has in store for 2019, while enjoying the ambiance of historic Rippavilla.”

Beyond the Christmas-themed festivities, one key goal of the event is to highlight the Historic Commission’s continued work at preserving the history of Spring Hill, as well as its plans for the future. The Historic Commission will also discuss specific historic properties within the city, explaining what makes them so meaningful and important to the community.

During the event, Historic Commission staff will give the community the chance to give feedback on what they consider to be most important.

“We look forward to hearing feedback from our citizens,” Benedict said in a statement. “We are very open to ideas and take preservation very seriously, that is why we are so excited to open our annual Christmas party to the public this year.”

The Historic Commission’s stated mission is “to promote and preserve the character of life in the city through educational and cultural awareness, while providing a sense of commitment and continuity between the past, present and future,” and was made an official board of the city back in 2007.

While admission is free, tickets are limited. Those interested in attending are required to make a reservation by Dec. 3, and may do so by emailing Rippavilla Plantation staff at director@rippavilla.org, or by calling (931) 486-9037.

The Rippavilla Plantation is located at 5700 Main Street, Spring Hill, TN 37174.

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