The Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association (WIHA) is excited to present its third edition of the Winthrop Christmas Ornament. This year the keepsake ornament features Graves Light Station, built in 1905 at the outer limits of Boston Harbor on the rocky ledges known as the Graves. The ledges and station are named for Thomas Graves, Vice-Admiral of John Winthrop’s fleet, and a prominent early trader in Colonial Massachusetts.
As lighthouses are very popular, this limited edition is expected to sell out quickly. The 3 1/8-inch large, glass ball ornaments are individually boxed, making them perfect holiday gifts.
The Ornament is now available for sale for $8 at the Winthrop First Federal Credit Union, Shirley Hardware, The Senior Center, Winthrop Book Depot, Browns Pharmacy, Belle Isle Seafood, Swett’s Liquors, The Winthrop Arms, The Meat Market and at upcoming holiday fairs around the town. Look for our WIHA tables at Woodside Ace Hardware and The Winthrop Marketplace during choice shopping hours. For more information call WIHA directly at (617) 846-8606.
Also popular for the holidays is the WIHA gift-card program which offers an extensive list of merchants such as Visa Gift Cards, L.L. Bean, and American Girl. If you plan to give gift cards this holiday season, please consider buying them through WIHA, which benefits from SCRIP, a program available only to approved nonprofit organizations nationwide.
Proceeds from both fundraising projects go toward the upkeep and maintenance of the 350-year-old Deane Winthrop House on Shirley Street.