Colonial Christmas at Tate House Museum

17 Nov 2018 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

Tate House Museum Hosts A Colonial Christmas

Portland, Maine – Stroudwater’s historic Tate House Museum is hosting a Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9, from noon until 4:00 pm. Come and see how an affluent mast agent’s family may have celebrated the holidays in the 18th century.

Docents donned in period attire will greet visitors as they make their way from room to room in the 1755 home of Captain George Tate and his wife Mary. They will explain the prevailing traditions and customs of the time, including: Why did the Tates celebrate Christmas while many of their neighbors did not? How did decorations differ from those of today? What types of food and drink would be served? What kind of games and gifts might the children have enjoyed? What types of leisure activities did the adults pursue during the winter months? What was the music of the mid 18th century like? And be prepared to be delighted by a very special surprise or two along the way, as well.

Delectable sweet and savory treats will also be served across the street at the Means House. So please join us for the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Colonial Christmas at the only pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 to 16 and free for children under 12.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite or on the day of the event.

For more information contact:

Betty Janus

Tate House Museum

1267 Westbrook Street

Portland, ME 04012


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