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A wedding gown, cake, bridal bouquets and decorated bridal suite will highlight this year's Carroll County Farm Museum Christmas open house.

"Victorian Holiday Wedding" offers romance to the 1800s theme of the annual event, open tomorrow through Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Decorations will include bridal suite preparations provided by local florists, museum staff and volunteers.

Victorian-style wedding bouquets will be on display in the Farmhouse showcase, and harp players Kris Snyder and Barbara McCourt will perform holiday music during tours.

Two new features this year are Gettysburg artist Louis C. Welsh sketching portraits of visitors and a Holiday Gingerbread Spectacular by the Maryland International Cake Exploration Society.

An exhibit of 30 gingerbread creations will be on display and visitors can vote for their favorite to win a People's Choice award. Judging for other awards will be tomorrow.

The General Store will be open. Local author Henry Ditman will sign his new book, "The Country Rhymer," in the store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Thursday.

Kevin Rawlings, author of "We Were Marching on Christmas Day," will sign his book from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

Susan Koch will sell her gingerbread treats and blacksmiths will create holiday gifts for purchase.

Yvonne George will sign her book "So Many Mornings" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 12.

Santa Claus will visit with children in the broom shop. Lunch will be available in the summer kitchen.

Admission to the holiday special is $1 and free for children age 5 and younger.

The museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7775.

Pub Date: 12/04/98

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