An exuberant Victorian Holiday returned to Harmony Hall on Sunday December 5,
2021 at the 1848 Jacob Sloat mansion. The well-attended event welcomed many
new guests from points North, South, East and West including New Paltz, New
Rochelle, Wayne and Fort Lee, NJ. Music performances by talented local
musicians were enjoyed throughout the four-hour event. A visit from Santa Claus
made spirits bright as did the voices of the magnificent Suffern High School Select
Choir singing traditional holiday favorites. Guests greeted them from Harmony
Hall’s front porch when they stopped by as part of the annual Sloatsburg Village
Tree Lighting and Caroling festivities. Shoppers found unique handmade crafted
items in the Ye Old Craft Shop opened for the holiday event.
Below: The Suffern High School Select Choir singing a traditional holiday favorite.
Visitors were enthralled by the reveal of the staged Jacob Sloat Office
(Anteroom). Thoughtfully decorated by designer Linda Karen of Iron Rose
Interiors, this room was likely the home office-library of house’s builder/designer
Jacob, replete with a black marble mantel! After not being accessible for 15 years,
access to this room completes the full complement of the original house floor
plan. The room will serve as an important planning and staging area in the new
year as the Friends of Harmony Hall work to realize the full and critical restoration
of the front porch of Harmony Hall!
The staged Jacob Sloat Office (Anteroom) revealed!
The Friends thank all guests, old and new, for spending an afternoon with us to
celebrate the holidays! We look forward to planning over Winter for 2022 events,
restoration projects and building upon community collaboration as State and
National Register of Historic Places - Harmony Hall – Jacob Sloat House continues
to distinguish itself as a vibrant cultural resource for the historic Ramapo
Highlands region and beyond.
Visit us at www.fohh.org for more information on events, membership and
supporting this treasure of local history.