FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2015
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums
Vernon Grant “Wintertime” exhibit and the 2015 holiday card/ornament debut at the Museum of York County
ROCK HILL, SC – The 2015 Vernon Grant holiday card and ornament make their debut at the Museum of York County on Thursday, November 19 at 10 a.m. This year marks the 29th holiday ornament and the 37th consecutive edition of the holiday card produced by Culture and Heritage Museums. Immediately following the debut, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Vernon Grant Swap Meet presents an opportunity for guests to trade, swap, barter, sell and buy Vernon Grant memorabilia. Also on Nov. 19, the Museum Store will be extending their hours, serving light refreshments and offering store specials and door prizes during a Holiday Open House from 5 – 7 p.m. The 2015 limited edition holiday card and gold-plated ornament will be available in the Museum Store along with other Vernon Grant and ChristmasVille merchandise. The Museum Store’s Holiday Open House, Vernon Grant Swap Meet and the holiday card/ornament debut are free events that are open to the public.
“Wintertime” is a new exhibition at the Museum of York County highlighting Vernon Grant’s original and published winter-themed illustrations. On exhibit from November 19, 2015 – February 14, 2016 in the museum’s Vernon Grant Gallery, “Wintertime” features a variety of illustrations with skiers, ice skaters, snowmen, and gnomes, showcased along with a selection of Grant’s holiday scenes and the Santas that inspired this year’s Christmas card and ornament.
2015 Vernon Grant holiday card and ornament debut – November 19 at 10 a.m.
Vernon Grant Swap Meet – November 19 from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m.
The Museum Store’s Holiday Open House – November 19 from 5 till 7 p.m.
Vernon Grant “Wintertime” exhibit – November 19 through February 14, 2016
Image: there is an embargo on using the image for the 2015 Vernon Grant Holiday Card & Ornament – please contact Marie Cheek
Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd. Rock Hill, SC 29732.
Call 803/329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/myco/ for more information.
Admission: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $3 Youth, FREE to CHM members & ages 3 & younger
Background on Vernon Grant:
Vernon Grant garnered international fame as the creator of Kellogg’s “Snap, Crackle, and Pop;” his holiday art has been reproduced on magazines covers and as Christmas cards for over 80 years. Since 2006, Grant’s illustrations have been the inspiration for ChristmasVille, an award-winning regional festival that is celebrated annually in Vernon’s adopted hometown of Rock Hill. Grant’s last half of his life was spent in Rock Hill, where he was well-known as a civic leader who named, promoted, and created Glen-the-Frog, the mascot for the city's annual Come-See-Me festival. Main Street Children’s Museum reflects the imagination and artistic style of Grant.
Culture and Heritage Museums houses an extensive collection of Grant’s original artwork and presents selective pieces of his work in changing exhibits on a regular basis in the Museum of York County’s Vernon Grant Gallery. The Museum of York County is also home to Tot Town, a Grant inspired playscape for young children.