MONTAGUE, NJ, NOVEMBER 7, 2017: The Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History (M.A.R.C.H.) will be opening the historic, holiday decorated Foster Armstrong House for free tours in November and December of 2017.

This year’s Old Fashioned Holidays theme is “The Nutcracker Suite” and we invite you and your family to visit the beautifully decorated rooms of the historic Foster Armstrong House. Tours of the circa 1790’s house will be held Saturdays and Sundays, November 25th and 26th, and December 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th from 1–4 p.m.

This year guests will be greeted by a multitude of gingerbread men in our front keeping room, not to eat, but to look at, smell and enjoy! Our next room features “The Nutcracker Suite”, a display of nutcrackers will surround a tree which is filled with the characters from the ballet story. A Victorian themed tree will grace our Montague Township Room with old glass ornaments from the past. The “Winter Wonderland”, a dazzling white tree decorated with and the beloved holiday story “The Night Before Christmas” in mind waits in the center hallway.

Model railroad trains will be running in the front Armstrong Room with many vintage train pieces and a special silver tree will be on display. Our always popular annual scavenger hunt will be scattered throughout all of the displays for the delight of both children and adults! This year it will be based from the children’s story, “The Gingerbread Man”.

There will also be three special musical presentations this year. On Sunday, November 26 from 1 – 4pm, the Skylands Dulcimer String Band, a five person acoustical band that plays a mix of Folk, Celtic, Appalachian and Classical music. This is a new special holiday program for our historical society. Students from the Bell Choir at the Montague Elementary School, directed by music teacher Mrs. Jody Taylor, will host their annual performance on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00. Our finale is a forte from the very popular “Harmony in Motion” group who will be caroling on our closing day, Sunday, December 10th from 1:00 until 3:30. Please do not miss these exclusive dates at the Foster Armstrong House!

Our gift shop, The Foster General Store, will be open during tours with handmade items for sale from our historic crafters and local artisans. Also available for purchase will be a number of rare and limited edition books from our collection.

The Foster-Armstrong House is located on CR521/320 River Road, about 1 mile north of Route 206 and the Milford/Montague Bridge and within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Snow dates, pictures and more information about M.A.R.C.H. can be found online at or by calling the information line at (973)293-3106.