KENTON - The Hardin County Historical Museum, in Kenton, will kick off the holiday season on Dec. 2 with a Christmas Open House. The Sullivan-Johnson House will be decorated from top to bottom using the theme "Old Fashioned Christmas".

The event will feature the opening of the Civil War 150 exhibit. Hardin County is home to two Medal of Honor recipients, Jacob Parrott and Delano Morey. Both men received their Medals for action during the Civil War. In addition to the Medal display will be an exhibit on the Ohio 82nd. The Museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Available during the open house and the holiday season is the Delano Morey two sided challenge coin and the book "Bravest of Brave (Jacob Parrott)" by Charles Jacobs.

Saturday, Dec. 15, is Christmas at the Farm. The Hardin County Village and Farm Museum is located on Fairground Road, east of the fairground. Activities will include sleigh rides by the Black Swamp Buggy Club, the Sweet Dreams Dulcimer Band, and Santa will make a visit to the Beech Grove One Room School. A special ceremony will be held to honor the late Deb Elsasser. The Farm Museum will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Available exclusively at the Museum is the Courthouse Christmas card by Joyce Canarozzi and Machetanz Christmas Cards. The Kenton Toy Collectors are selling DVDs of Kenton Toy catalogs, books, and the popular metal replica Kenton Toys sign. For more information, contact the Museum at 419-673-7147 or e mail director@hardinmuseums.org.