The Dining Room
Christmas at the Bonine House 2013
2nd Annual Christmas at the Bonine House a Lovely Success!
Over 1200 visitors came to see the Bonine House all dressed up for Christmas, and young and old alike had a wonderful time. Nutcracker soldiers stood at attention at the front doors, and a host of angels surrounded a live nativity staged by local congregations. Inside the house URSCC members guided visitors through a beautifully decorated kitchen and dining room. Santa and Mrs. Claus were in the parlor, and if you were there at the right time, a returning Civil War soldier was sitting in the gorgeous living room. Mr. Bonine was serving a Christmas breakfast tray to Mrs. Bonine in the quaint Victorian bedroom upstairs. There were a sweet nursery and a little boys' bedroom, and two lovely master bedrooms upstairs also. Those who made it to the top of the tower were greeted with a revolving angel tree.
There were local choirs, a soloist, flutes, and a keyboard in the living room, music was everywhere. Kathy Ruple, URSCC Events Chair and her committee were very pleased to see so many smiles, noting that Christmas at the Bonine House is our way of giving back to our community for all their support.
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Click here to see a video of Christmas at the Bonine House.
Click here to see a video of Mark Kelly
portraying Turner Byrd, a returning Civil War soldier.
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Underground Railroad Society
of Cass County, Michigan
The Live Nativity
The Master Bedroom
See you next year!
We would like to thank all the members and volunteers who helped make Christmas at the Bonine House a memorable experience, the members who contributed photos, Wayne Falda who shot and edited the videos and Lin Pollard who put them all on the website.
The Living Room
The Bonine Room
The Little Boy's Room
The Front Bedroom
The Upstairs Hall and Tower
The Entry and Hallways
(and the Donor Table)