With Christmas right around the corner, the Heritage House Museum is excited to host its annual Victorian Family Christmas Tea Party on Sunday, December 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Share in the sights, sounds, and flavours of an 1860s Christmas. Gather around a traditionally decorated tree in the parlour and enjoy a cup of tea or a hot apple cider with a homemade seasonal treat made specially by the Museum’s elves.
Guests who are looking for a little more history on Christmas traditions are welcome to wander through the period rooms of the house with a tour guide at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. discovering the origins of holiday rituals from the first Christmas cards and holiday music, to decorations and food.
Fresh gingerbread cookies and samples will be baking in our brick bake oven. For our younger visitors there are a variety of crafts, games, and activities throughout the afternoon. Come visit the craft corner or search the Museum to help Santa find his elves. To be sure to look out for Santa Claus as he makes a special appearance before he returns to the North Pole! Don’t forget to ask Santa for a photograph by the old fireplace in the parlour.
During your visit, guests will also experience the original artwork that is on display as part of the 38th Annual Art Show. Several of the local exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their pieces. Many works on display are for sale and would make an excellent holiday gift idea. The Museum gift shop will also offer holiday sales, samples, and draws. Pick up that perfect artisan craft, ornament, jewelry or local history book. Admission is $5 (free for youth under 12) and tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, and at the Museum leading up to or on the day of the party.
Join us on Saturday, December 21 for our Holly Jolly Children’s program from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for holiday themed crafts and activities. Cost is $10 and the program is for ages 6 – 12, please contact the Museum to register.
The Heritage House Museum will be fully decorated for the season December 1st – December 20th and is open Thursday – Friday from 10 am – 4pm, and Weekends from 12 pm to 4 pm at 11 Old Slys Road, in Smiths Falls. For more information on the museum, please call: 613-283-6311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org