Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

Sunday, November 20, 11 am – 3 pm


In the Galleries

Whether ‘secret societies’ or ‘societies of secrets’, our newest exhibit, Mystery and Benevolence: Masonic and Odd Fellows Folk Art, explores the history and intrigue of Freemasonry in American culture. Accompanied by Fraternity of Brothers: Freemasonry in the Valley of New Castle, a collection of art and artifacts from the Scottish Rite Cathedral’s archives showcasing the building’s construction and the history of the more than two dozen Masonic groups that continue to meet there today.

Tour the Decorated Period House

Relive the history of one of New Castle’s most prominent families! Each year we deck the halls of Alex Crawford Hoyt’s former 1917 estate with more than a dozen trees and thousands of lights to showcase the historic interiors.


The Hoyt offers more than exhibits and arts classes! Discover more about who we are & what we do throughout the year, alongside a preview of 2023 events & activities!


Participate in Artist Demonstrations

Learn more about classes from our teaching artists with opportunities to try your hand at drawing with Richard DiGia, stained glass with Lou Recchione, watercolor with Jocelyn Beatty, and children’s activities with Alina Glath.

Shop Local

Choose from a new selection of original hand crafted items from area artists or stock up on art supplies!

Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Search for letters hidden throughout the buildings then solve the cryptogram to win a prize!

Plus photos with Santa, 11 am – 1 pm and Storytelling at 1 pm & 2 pm.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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