Historic Murray-Lindsay Mansion planning Christmas open house Sunday

A holiday arts and crafts market also is planned for Saturday and Sunday across the street at the Pikes Peak School, southwest of Lindsay.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 30, 2012
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The historic Murray-Lindsay Mansion will celebrate the season with a Christmas open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

During the event, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the mansion, which will be decked out for the holidays. Cookies, punch and cider will be served in the dining room. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Also, a holiday arts and crafts market will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the two-room Pikes Peak School across the street.

The Murray-Lindsay Mansion features the home and furnishings of Irish immigrant Frank Murray and his Choctaw wife, Alzira McCaughey, according to travelok.com. When it was built in 1880, it was the largest and most ornate house in the western Chickasaw Nation, containing 15 rooms, two baths and four fireplaces.

The Pikes Peak schoolhouse was built in 1908.

The mansion and schoolhouse are located about 2 ½ miles southwest of Lindsay on State Highway 76. For more information, call (405) 756-6502.


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