Three Centuries of Christmas at WDS

Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, and authentic decorations from days of yore, the Webb-Deane-Stevens (WDS) Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past 300 years. WDS Holiday Tours will be offered December 1, 2018 – January 6, 2019, from 10 […] Details.

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas at WDS

Each year, using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic decorations from days of yore, and some pretty clever food-styling tricks, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season evolved over the past 300 years. Daytime Holiday Tours will be on December 9 – January 7, […] Details.

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas  – Candlelight and Daytime Tours

Each year—using armloads of greenery and native plants, authentic decorations from days of yore, and some pretty clever food-styling tricks—the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show how the holiday season has evolved throughout the museum’s three elegantly appointed houses.

Candlelight tours, with guides in period dress, will be on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Daylight holiday tours will be on December 10 – 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays (1 to 4 p.m.), closed Tuesdays. Admission for holiday tours is $12 and payable at the door. View more details.

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas – Dazzling Preview Party, Candlelight and Daytime Tours

The 2017 season will begin with the lively WDS Holiday Preview Party on Friday, December 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests will delight in a candlelight preview of the dazzling holiday decorations throughout the museum, stroll from house to house enjoying delicious food, wines and live holiday music, and chat with Mr. and Mrs. Silas Deane, Mrs. Claus, and guides in period dress. View more details.

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Special Candlelight Tours Added for Celebrating Three Centuries of Christmas

Wethersfield, Conn. (October 27, 2014) – Each year, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum’s “Three Centuries of Christmas” tours show in fascinating detail how the American holiday season has evolved over the past 300 years. This year, two evening candlelight tours, with costumed guides, have been added for viewing the three elegantly appointed historic houses that comprise the […] Details.

Mrs. Claus to Join Party Celebrating the Origin of Santa at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Wethersfield, Conn. (November 27, 2013) – Mrs. S. Claus will make a special guest appearance at the lively Holiday-Preview Party at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum on December 13, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. The museum invited Mrs. Claus, one the season’s most endearing figures, to read aloud the beloved classic, “The Night before Christmas or […] Details.

Celebrating the Origin of Santa and Three Centuries of Christmas at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum

Wethersfield, Conn. (November 13, 2013) –When theologian Clement Moore penned the words, “Twas the night before Christmas…” in 1822, he could not have imagined the impact his poem would have on future generations. What Moore originally created to amuse his children is largely responsible for establishing the image of Santa Claus as he is known today: […] Details.