EQUINUNK – The Equinunk Historical Society was a popular spot this past weekend for its annual holiday open house.

“It went very, very well,” said Carol Ann MacMaster, society recording secretary.

This year's program, which concluded Sunday, included a three-day sale at the Calder House and First Friday music by the Gone Fishin Band of husband and wife Larry and Katt Judd.

“They were very well received,” MacMaster said, adding about 30-plus people attended and brought snacks and desserts to share.

The open house also allowed visitors to tour the museum's attractions, such as a miniature one-room schoolhouse and a farm room that both celebrate the area's heritage.

The farm room included displays of old-time equipment such as an ox yoke, a dairy cart, harpoon hay fork, ice tongs and a kerosene burn lamp.

Donna Burrowes, the society's treasurer, said the holiday open house and First Friday are top attractions.

“It's usually a packed house. People really look forward to coming out and socializing and enjoying the local musicians,” she said.

The First Friday events – which happen on the first Friday of each month - will continue through April. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with music from 7:15 to 9.

There is no admission, and coffee, tea, cocoa, pastries and fruit are available for purchase.

Performers are welcome to come in and play for about 15 minutes, or three songs. Since it is an intimate environment the society requests acoustic music only.

Interested musicians may call Pat at (570) 224-0223 to be included on the schedule.