The Holidays are Coming!
| Holiday Tour Schedule:
November 29 and 30: 5 to 8 pm
*Free horse-drawn carriage rides between the three sites these nights only.
December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 from Noon to 4 pm.
|Holiday Traditions begin at the historic Sites of the Lakeshore Museum Center on Thanksgiving weekend. Free horse-drawn carriage rides will be offered between the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, Fire Barn Museum, and Scolnik House of the Depression Era on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30 from 5 to 8 pm.
|Volunteers from area service clubs and museum curators will do the decorating at the three sites.
New at the Hackley House this year is the use of decorating schemes. Each room will interpret a Christmas tradition that evolved during the Victorian Era when the Hackleys lived in the house. From candy canes to poinsettias, to the jolly old man himself, the decorations will give insight into why Christmas is celebrated in various ways.
The Hume House will be decorated around Clement Clarke Moore’s poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. The poem has been changed a bit to reflect the Hume family story. This is the second year the poem has been used to decorate the large family home.
Tours for the Hackley & Hume Site will begin in the City Barn. Admission is $5 for guests 13 and older; guests 12 and younger are admitted free. The Hackley & Hume site is located at 484 West Webster at Sixth Street.
At the Scolnik House, decorations are simple - reflecting a time when most families were struggling to make do. Gifts exchanged at the time were often oranges, nuts, and handmade items. On the second floor of the home, Hanukkah is being celebrated.
Next door at the Fire Barn Museum visitors will see simple decorations and gifts and treats the neighbors might have dropped off for the firemen and the fire station horses. Tours of the Scolnik House, 504 West Clay Ave. and Fire Barn, 510 West Clay Ave. are free for all guests.