Burritt on the Mountain
The star-lit mountain will sparkle with hundreds of candles illuminating the sidewalks around the Burritt Mansion and through the Historic Park. Visitors, will delight in making historic holiday crafts and enjoy a taste of traditional holiday treats. Musicians will be featured throughout the mansion and park, providing entertaining seasonal music. More about the event at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084faba923a6ff2-kris
Volunteers needed to assist with traditional holiday music, snacks and crafts while dressed in historical clothing provided by Burritt.
We would much appreciate your help in informing eligible students, teachers, friends, family members and others about these volunteer opportunities.
About Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801, US
Our mission is to enhance lives and build community through edicational, artistic and recreational experiences.
Burritt on the Mountain has been referred to as a "Jewel on the Mountain." Start with Dr. William Henry Burritt's eclectic mansion, add a Historic Park with restored 19th century houses including barnyard and animals and, finally, throw in the artistic side with concerts, plays and exhibits, and you have a delightful mixture of old and new for young and old
In 1955, Dr. Burritt willed his mansion and surrounding 167 acres of land on Round-Top Mountain to the city of Huntsville (making it Huntsville's first museum). Since that time, volunteers and community activists have brought original homes from the area to Burritt to be restored and utilized as an educational facility. Our interpreters are always busy demonstrating activities as one would see on a 19th century farm. Blacksmithing, spinning, and cooking over an open hearth are just some of the skills employed in our historic park. In the Burritt Barnyard, visitors can get "up close and personal" with an animal that would have been used for work, wool, or even food for the farmers and their families.