FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2017
The 2017 Vernon Grant holiday ornament and card reveal at Museum of York County and Holiday Open House at the Museum Store
ROCK HILL, SC – It’s a Rock Hill tradition to roll in the Christmas season with the annual reveal of a new Vernon Grant holiday card and ornament. The 31st annual holiday ornament produced by Culture and Heritage Museums has a 24kt gold finish with brilliant colors and is a limited edition of 700. The 2017 Vernon Grant Christmas Card, “It All Starts With Dear Santa,” has a limited edition of 500; the holiday card marks the museums’ 39th consecutive edition.
The Vernon Grant 2017 Holiday Card and Ornament will be presented to the family of Vernon Grant at the Museum of York County on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. The event is free. The Museum Store will be open and light refreshments will be served.
The Museum Store’s Holiday Open House is on Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. Samples of South Carolina specialty foods will be served during this unique shopping opportunity, which features local pottery, nature-themed gifts and holiday galore.
The 2017 Vernon Grant Holiday ornament is funded in part by OTS Media Group/ WRHI & Interstate 107. The annual holiday card is made possible by Jan & David Angel and Angel Insurance & Financial Services and Nationwide. Selected Vernon Grant images have been reproduced as holiday ornaments to help celebrate the famed artist’s work and raise money to refurbish and maintain his vast collection of original works and reproductions. Proceeds from the sale of the annual holiday card are also used for the exhibition & conservation of the Vernon Grant collection.
The Museum of York County is located at 4621 Mt. Gallant Rd., Rock Hill, SC, 29732
For more information go to www.chmuseums.org
About Vernon Grant:
Vernon Grant has garnered international fame as the illustrator of Kellogg’s “Snap, Crackle, and Pop;” his holiday art has been reproduced on magazines covers and as Christmas cards for over 80 years. Grant’s illustrations are the inspiration for ChristmasVille, an award-winning festival that is celebrated annually since 2006 in Vernon’s adopted hometown of Rock Hill. Grant’s last half of his life was spent in Rock Hill, where he was a civic leader who created Glen-the-Frog, the mascot for the city’s annual Come-See-Me festival. The whimsical playscapes of Main Street Children’s Museum and the Museum of York County’s Tot Town were also inspired by Grant’s artwork.
Community Relations Coordinator
Culture & Heritage Museums