Celebrate the season with the JHU Museums

In celebration of holidays past, the Johns Hopkins University Museums will showcase the sights and sounds of the season with lavishly decorated period rooms, artfully trimmed trees, seasonal music by candlelight and other holiday activities, including a card-making workshop.

Homewood Museum, the landmark inspiration for the Homewood campus, will feature decorations by the Homeland Garden Club in keeping with the early-19th-century Federal period, when the Carroll family lived there.

Evergreen Museum & Library, the Gilded Age mansion and former home of the Garrett family at 4545 N. Charles St., will offer a broader depiction of the holidays, incorporating late-19th-century and contemporary design.

Both museums offer guided tours Tuesday through Sunday, and will host holiday open houses:

Monday, Dec. 8, 5 to 7 p.m. Homewood by Candlelight Step into the holiday season of 1801 and see Homewood Museum by the flickering glow of candlelight. Celebrate the new exhibition "Making a Museum: The Peale Family in Early Baltimore," organized by students in the Museums & Society course Curating Homewood, and delight in the sounds of live music by Hopkins Symphony Orchestra musicians. $8; free for members and JHU students with J-Card. https://www.facebook.com/events/589138097856957/

Thursday, Dec. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. An Ever Green Evening – Winter Exhibitions Opening Party Experience themed trees and the dazzling elegance of Evergreen Museum & Library's yuletide decorations at this annual holiday party, featuring the openings of a retrospective exhibition celebrating contemporary silversmith Michael Galmer and the student group photography show "Lens to Page," plus a silent auction of miniature canvases whimsically decorated by local artists. $8; free for members and JHU students with J-Card. https://www.facebook.com/events/1490824034531490/

For more information and museum hours, visit http://museums.jhu.edu.