About : Museum Offerings : Letters For Santa
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial September 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.
Letters For Santa
These days parents face a real struggle convincing children over the age of six-years that there is a Santa Claus. The Blairstown Museum would like to help children hold on to the magic of Christmas for just a little bit longer.
Our "Letters for Santa" program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is ideal for interesting youngsters in letter writing, stamps and penmanship.
Every year from November 1st through December 15th a special "Letters for Santa" mailbox is featured on our porch. All letters with a return address will receive a personalized reply from Santa Claus — complete with North Pole Postage and Stamp!
Letters for Santa with a return address will be securely stored for twenty-years. At that time, our Letters for Santa Committee will be charged with reuniting your adult child with their letter.
Isn't that just magically terrific? We thought so too.
Small Space, Big Offerings
Main Street's cutest spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, read a magazine and charge your mobile device for free.
Access to 5,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s and a property database means we can help with your research.
We rotate our carefully planned exhibits every two-months in order to provide you with fresh historic content.
Every historic exhibit case has its own digital display and our Lounge Area has Digital Books for your enjoyment.
Support our efforts by purchasing items, many of which are supplied by local artists, crafters and farmers.
Providing visitors with free WiFi is another way to keep you connected to our growing online community.