Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas

Merchant's House Museum
29 East 4th Street

It’s 1855 and the Tredwell family is celebrating the season with elaborate holiday parties, festive food, and gift giving. Their elegant parlors are decorated with table-top tree festooned with ribbons and candles, along with swags of evergreens, bri... more

It’s 1855 and the Tredwell family is celebrating the season with elaborate holiday parties, festive food, and gift giving. Their elegant parlors are decorated with table-top tree festooned with ribbons and candles, along with swags of evergreens, brilliant holly berries, white mistletoe, and red-leafed poinsettias. In the kitchen, the Irish servants are preparing the plum pudding, shucking the oysters, and readying the punch bowl. Upstairs in the bedrooms, the gifts for relatives and friends are set out and the Tredwell daughters are dressing in their finest silks.

Discover how many of our modern holiday traditions, from table-top Christmas trees, to presents and stockings, Christmas carols and songs (and Santa Claus, too) originated in mid-19th century New York.

Included with regular admission


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Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas

Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/15/2019 12:00 PM
Sun, December 15
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/16/2019 12:00 PM
Mon, December 16
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/19/2019 12:00 PM
Thu, December 19
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/20/2019 12:00 PM
Fri, December 20
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/21/2019 12:00 PM
Sat, December 21
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/22/2019 12:00 PM
Sun, December 22
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
12/23/2019 12:00 PM
Mon, December 23
12:00PM
$
29 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
Occurs 10 more times through Jan 06

Merchant's House Museum

29 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-1089
Website

Schedule

December 15, Sunday 12:00PM
December 16, Monday 12:00PM
December 19, Thursday 12:00PM
December 20, Friday 12:00PM
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