Christmas Open House at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, December 4

The National Park Service will hold a special holiday open house at Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, 600 N. Second Street in Jackson Ward, on Saturday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In keeping with Mrs. Walker's desire to share with young people the importance of reading, the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Civic Society will sponsor a book giveaway to the first 100 children in attendance.

Additionally, guided tours of Mrs. Walker's home will take place on the hour and the half hour, showing the house in full holiday dress as the Walker family may have enjoyed it in the early 20th century. Seasonal refreshments will be served.

The event is free and open to the public; reservations are not required.