Learn how holiday traditions have changed! Every Saturday and Sunday from November 27 through December 19, you’re invited to experience how Christmas was celebrated during the late 1800s when you tour the 1873 C.C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, and home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family.
Learn about the many cultures that contributed to the Christmas celebration we know. Find the good luck German pickle ornament on the Christmas tree. Sing a Christmas carol. Steal a kiss under the mistletoe. Hear about presents the Beekman’s exchanged. Sample one of Mrs. Beekman’s sugar cookies. And visit Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas Bazaar for toys, crafts, collectibles, holiday items, and popular Victorian era gifts.
Victorian costumed docents will be offering house tours every 15 minutes between 12 noon and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Victorian Christmas tours are still only $5, paid at the door. Bazaar admission is free.
Tour groups are limited to 6 persons and reservations are strongly encouraged!
Sign up here: https://app.gopassage.com/events/12453?iframe=true
Victorian Christmas reservations open on November 1st so be sure to sign up for a time slot! And make sure to check in 5 minutes before your tour. At that time any unclaimed reservation will be offered to “walk ups.” Walk ups will be accommodated based on space available.
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