Spring Hill Historic Commission to Host Annual Christmas Open House at Rippavilla

The City of Spring Hill Historic Commission will host its annual Christmas Open House on Thursday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6 p.m. at historic Rippavilla.

The event will feature live music, open house tours and, of course, delicious treats from local caterers. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

“We invite the public to celebrate the important history of Spring Hill,” said Historic Commission Chairman, William Benedict. “Come hear the exciting plans the City has in store for 2019, while enjoying the ambiance of historic Rippavilla.”

Members of the Historic Commission include: Chairman Benedict, owner of the Kissing House and Juice Bar; Vice Chairman and City Alderman Jeff Graves; a Planning Commission representative; Kate Wilson, Executive Director of Rippavilla Plantation; and Jared Cunningham.

The annual open house event aims primarily to allow the Historic Commission to share its work of preserving the city’s history with the community while highlighting a specific property important to its local history. The commission is also very interested in hearing from the community.

“We want to hear feedback from our citizens; we are very open to ideas and take preservation very seriously.”

Although admission is free, tickets are limited. Reservations are required and must be made by Dec. 3. To save your spot, email [email protected] or call 931-486-9037. The event will be at Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St., in Spring Hill. For more information, please visit www.rippavilla.org/

Mission of the Spring Hill Historic Commission

To promote the preservation and protection of the physical character and quality of life in the city.

To promote the educational, cultural civic awareness and general welfare of the city while providing a sense of commitment and continuity between the past and present through the encouragement of preservation and protection of historically significant sites and structures.

To foster civic pride and historic recognition through the preservation of the City’s heritage.