The public is invited to the Christmas Open House at the Historic Carter House on Sun., Dec. 8 and Sun., Dec. 15 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM both days. This event is hosted by the Historic Carter House Society Inc. (HCHS); the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization managing the property. Each room will be decorated in holiday décor; with decorations from the past and the present. Tours will be given so our guests will learn about the history of the plantation, the only plantation in Livingston Parish. In 1979 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was built between 1817 and 1820 but the property dates back to 1804. Tickets sold at the door will cost $5.00 for adults, with children under the age of 12 admitted free, as are HCHS members. Each ticket will be entered in a drawing for a door prize. The drawing will be held on December 15 after the tours are complete. We also have a raffle item that was donated, a very, very large teddy bear, and tickets will be sold for $1.00/each or 5 tickets for $4.00. Memberships are available and we welcome those who would like to help preserve a piece of history. Annual Memberships are $30.00/individual and $40.00/family. The proceeds from memberships and the open house will go toward restoration work to the Carter House. You can find us in Carter Plantation, 30325 Carter Cemetery Rd., Springfield, LA 70462. The house is available for special events and if you can’t attend a tour on one of these dates you can schedule a special tour. To contact us, please call 225-747-0660 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and our website http://historiccarterhouse.org/.