Martha Greenwell’s Mouse House Christmas Village at the Isaacs Art Center. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HPA FOR NHN)
A miniature Christmas Village created by island painter and Kona resident Martha Greenwell is on display at the Isaacs Art Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy through Jan. 4.
The Christmas village, affectionately known as “The Mouse House,” made its first Hawaii Island appearance in December 2005 at the Kona Historical Society when the village returned to Greenwell from Oahu after more than 20 years of being part of an annual holiday tradition at the Queen’s Hospital Auxiliary’s “Festival of Trees.”
All of the artifacts featured in the display are from the attic and tool shed of Greenwell’s in-laws, Frank and Violet Greenwell of Palani Ranch. It took Greenwell eight years to assemble the village.
The Isaacs Art Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. The Isaacs Art Center will be closed during the Thanksgiving weekend and between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
For information, or to arrange group visits, call 885-5884.