Wallace House To Be Open Dec. 11 For Public Christmas Viewing
FLORENCE---Fred and Folly Carter will open the Wallace House at Francis Marion University for a free public tour during the holiday season.
Scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, the public tour will enable visitors to see the holiday decorations that have been prepared by local garden clubs from the Florence and Quinby communities. Light refreshments will be served.
Each garden club is assigned a different area of the FMU president’s home for decorating. Using “An 1800s Old Fashion Christmas” theme, the clubs use fresh-cut greenery and berries from the FMU campus and other decorative ornaments. The clubs will decorate the house Dec. 1.
It has become an annual tradition for the local garden clubs to decorate the Wallace House for the holiday season prior to President and Mrs. Carter hosting several receptions for campus and community groups.
The Wallace House was rebuilt in 1924 after the original 1836 J. Eli Gregg home was destroyed by fire. This antebellum-style house was the home of Joseph Wilds Wallace Sr. and Sallie Gregg Wallace. In 1960, in their memory, the Wallace family donated the house for the founding site of the University of South Carolina at Florence that later became FMU.
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