Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 3, 1-4PM
Edwards Place will be opening its doors to guests to explore our lovely Christmas decorations, an elaboration of the decorations that mid-19th century families like the Edwards' would have put up. The open house will also include treats and curator Sarah will be playing carols on a piano Lincoln often heard during his time in Springfield. A Civil War era Santa Claus will be visiting to ask children what they would like to see under the tree on December 25! Self-guided tour booklets will be available for guests, as well as experienced house interpreters who can answer questions about the house.
We look forward to welcoming you into this historic house museum, a restored example of social and domestic life in Lincoln's Springfield.
A Visit from St. Nicholas
Edwards Place Holiday Tea
Saturday, December 10, 2PM
$35/$30 for SAA members
"'Twas the Night Before Christmas..." begins the classic poem by Clement Moore, who was said to have written it in 1822 (it was officially published in 1823). That classic tale has since charmed children and adults for 200 years! St. Nick and his travels are the theme for this year's holiday tea.
Our annual holiday teas are a special treat to attend with friends or family. This year, expect to be entertained by a program put on by our hosts and hostesses while enjoying a spread of afternoon tea and treats. There will be a reading of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and special entertainment of classic carols by a local clarinet trio, supplemented by a history of these tunes by curator Sarah. Guests will not only leave this tea full of holiday cheer, but also a sense of history and community!
All funds raised during this tea support the preservation and interpretation of Edwards Place.