Public invited to A Victorian Christmas Party at Brown Mansion in Chesterton
The Westchester Township History Museum will celebrate the holiday with its annual Christmas party, once again with a Victorian theme. The public is invited to join the festivities which will take place between 1:15 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, at the museum, located in the Brown Mansion at 700 W. Porter Avenue, Chesterton. Admission is free and no reservations are necessary. Light refreshments will be served.
Stop in to see the house decked out for the holidays. Come between 1:15 and 2 p.m. to make Victorian-style ornaments. At 2 p.m., join the old-fashioned Christmas carol sing-along to the music of the antique Hillstrom parlor organ, made in Chesterton in the early 1890s. Join Rory McMahan in the parlor at 3 p.m. for a reading of a classic Christmas story.
Refreshments will include treats introduced during the 1970s and 1980s, to highlight the must-see Christmas exhibit, Gen Xmas: Toys and Gifts of the 70s and 80s.
In celebration of the Christmas holiday, all items in the museum store will be sold at a 10% discount. Chesterton panoramic photographs, 2015 historic calendars, books, ornaments, stocking stuffers and so much more will be available. The sale will run December 6-21.
The museum, an educational and cultural service of Westchester Public Library, is open to the public free of charge Wednesday through Sunday from 1-5 pm, or by appointment. For more information, call the museum at 983-9715.