The Skaneateles Historical Society will hold its annual Open House on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 pm. Come see the Museum at the Creamery decorated for Christmas, do some shopping in the gift shop, eat Christmas goodies and be entertained by Dickens characters who are sure to drop in. They also have a new exhibit showcasing The Krebs.
As a special treat, Kihm Winship will be on hand to sign copies of his new book that are on sale in the gift shop, "Skaneateles: The Character and Characters of a Lakeside Village." His book includes more than 100 stories of the village, its sons and daughters, heroes and villains, wayfarers and summer society, from the 1700's to the present day. Its cast of characters includes a cemetery owner who moved bodies by night, a boater accused of fishing with Satan, a young man who skated the frozen lake end to end, a Prussian baron, a Confederate raider, a Prohibition rum-runner, a world chess champion, a boa constrictor at the Sherwood Inn and stars of the silent screen upstaging a Governor at the Krebs.
The book also includes many travelers' accounts and impressions of Skaneateles that have been out of print for more than one hundred years.
Earlier this century, a couple of Kihm's stories were featured in the Skaneateles Press!
The Creamery is located on the corner of Hannum and Kelley Streets in the village of Skaneateles.