1800s sleigh at Rose Hill Museum

The Yamamoto family poses with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves during Cahoon Christmas 2022.

The Bay Village Historical Society usually asks that visitors do not sit upon any of their antique collections. This December, there will be an exception. An 1800s sleigh will be available for picture taking with Santa Claus during the Cahoon Christmas event days.

It is unclear where and exactly when the two-seater sleigh was built. We do know that it was most likely made sometime in the 1800s. The sleigh was owned most recently by Bill and Grace Anderson Sebesta of Bay Village. Their niece, Bernardette E. Novy Enochian, donated it to the Bay Village Historical Society in 2019.

It was restored soon after and painted red and black for the holiday season. The sleigh made its makeover debut for Cahoon Christmas 2022, during which Santa and Mrs. Claus joined the festivities and posed for pictures with visitors at Rose Hill Museum.

The sleigh will be set up again this year for family photos. Visit bayhistorical.com for more information.

Michele Yamamoto

Bay Village Historical Society / www.bayhistorical.com

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Volume 15, Issue 22, Posted 9:42 AM, 12.05.2023