Every year, our National Trust Historic Sites put on a variety of events during the holiday season. The types of offerings vary widely, but they always share one important common thread -- they all draw upon the rich, diverse history of the site itself. A selection of this year's offerings is below.
Please note: Times, prices, and availability for these events should be verified by visiting the website provided and following any instructions found there.
Home and Studio living room. (Photographer: Hedrich-Blessing. Collection of FLWPT.)
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Family Fun Days featuring Victorian Christmas Tours
Saturday, December 20, 2008
For kids, by kids. Free tours of Wright’s Oak Park home decorated for the holidays. Led by Junior Interpreters, specially trained 5th through 10th grade students, the tours focus on Wright family celebrations of the Christmas holidays. An adult must accompany children under 8.
Click here for more information (last tour on the page).
Can’t make it? Try some holiday shopping at their online museum store.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Douglas Family Christmas
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This specialty holiday tour features interpreters portraying the Douglas family and staff as they prepare for Christmas. Visitors will meet the Douglas family and their house staff circa 1911, in period attire, as they explain their respective roles in the Christmas celebration. Each family and staff member has a unique story to tell, from the cook, Johanna, planning the Christmas meal to special house guests, Walter and Mahala Douglas, sharing their excitement for their upcoming voyage aboard the Titanic. Visitors will delight in the family’s holiday traditions and surprises.
Click here for more information, including reservations number (final listing).
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