The Weston Historical Society is holding its annual holiday open house at Coley House, 104 Weston Road, this Saturday, Dec. 8, from noon to 4.
The Coley Homestead was established in 1834 by David Dimon Coley when he leased 15 acres of land from his father, Eliphalet Coley. David later added land that he both purchased and inherited from his father and father-in-law, John Andrews.
It was a working farm for nearly 170 years, owned and worked by five generations of Coleys.
The historic farmhouse, which sits on the 3.7-acre Coley Homestead (it was once an almost 100-acre farm), was built circa 1841.
The Weston Historical Society, which now owns the Coley Homestead, with help from the Weston Garden Club, decorates the farmhouse with traditional Victorian-era style Christmas decorations every December and opens it to the public.
The open house this Saturday, which includes light refreshments and tours of the farmhouse, is free. Donations to the Weston Historical Society are always welcome.
The society is also holding an invitation-only private holiday party and preview for members on Friday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coley Archives Building. Guests will be able to get a first look at the “Olde Weston” photo exhibit, which opens to the public Jan. 5 and 6 from 1 to 4.
The exhibit includes more than 30 enlargements of old photographs of Weston from 1880 to the 1920s, as well as a horse-drawn carriage from the early 1900s and some other historic pieces from Weston’s past.