It’s Been A While

I know. I know. It’s been weeks since I’ve last posted and I’m dreadfully sorry. Believe me, I love writing the blog, but Christmas has happened. Personally I love the holiday hustle and bustle, but only as long as there is time to enjoy a cup of cocoa in front of a lit Christmas tree at the end of the day. So far it’s been good!

The House is beautiful! Our volunteers deserve a huge round of applause for the countless hours they spent hanging REAL greens, decorating the tree, drying and painting hydrangeas, and just coming up with the decoration schemes! All of the hard work definitely paid off and now it is time for you to take a break and enjoy the beauty of this historic house dressed for the holidays.

With that, I am very excited to tell you about some of our upcoming events!

On Saturday, December 14 and 21 from 1:00-4:00 the House will be putting on Victorian Christmas Traditions. This program will allow you to walk through the House, interact with theater students in period costume, sing Christmas carols, listen to a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, and children can even make their own Christmas card (a tradition that began in nineteenth-century England)!

Clement C. Moore’s poem brought a cohesive image of Santa Claus to the United States.

On Thursday, December 19 at 6:30 visitors will get to learn about the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas and then watch the most famous one of all, ‘A Christmas Carol’!

Did you ever wonder why “A Christmas Carol” is filled with ghosts? Here Scrooge gets a visit from his late business partner, Jacob Marley.

The House is also open for self-guided tours on Sunday, December 15 from 1:00-4:00.

So, if you can’t wait to do more Christmas activities with your loved ones, or you need something to kick-start your holiday cheer, the Whaley Historic House Museum can help! Frankly, I have loved my first Christmas at the Whaley House and can’t wait to share the joy and excitement with all of you!

Admission to all events is $5 for adults and $3 for students and children.

P.S. I really love hot cocoa…and Christmas socks.



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