Museum presents Victorian Holiday Evening

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – A Victorian Holiday Evening will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 by the Wyandotte Museums as part of their year-long Heritage Event Series.

The program, now in its third year, highlights Wyandotte’s unique heritage, organizers say. The Christmas celebration will treat guests to live harp music, a chance to visit Santa Claus, storytelling, wassail and cookies in the authentically decorated Ford-MacNichol home.

Live reindeer will be in the yard, where visitors will also have a chance to enjoy roasted chestnuts, strolling Victorian carolers and a three-piece brass ensemble.

Guests then can follow a lantern-lit sidewalk to see the newest museum building acquisition, the 1908 Burns Home, where they can decorate gingerbread men with icing and candy.

The evening will be capped at the Marx Home, where children can make a reproduction Victorian scrap art ornament and orange pomander ball to take home as a souvenir.

Tickets are on sale now for the family event at the Wyandotte Museums office, 2624 Biddle Ave. Two start times, 6 and 6:45 p.m., are being offered. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Daly Merritt Inc. is sponsoring the reindeer, Southgate Lincoln Mercury is sponsoring the harpist and Leo Stevenson of Merrill Lynch has made a donation to cover refreshment costs.