A Victorian Christmas

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The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum is housed in a lovely 2nd Empire frame house (1869) at 12 Broad St. in Cambridge. For those who appreciate Victorian architecture and elegance, it is a gem.

Be there when the curtain is raised for the Advent Window Reveal and distribute some sweet treats on Dec. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. 

Then, come inside and spend the evening enjoying the beautiful period furnishings and holiday decorations. Hear stories of how the family might have celebrated and participate in some of their activities.

Participants will be making some simple tree ornaments and decorating real gingerbread men for you to take home. There will even be a holiday Crankie performance of “The Night Before Christmas,” and Victorian carols played by Bliss and Robbie McIntosh.

You might think that Christmas is stressful now, but at least you don’t have to struggle with what gift to give the ladies’ maid, or how to survive Boxing Day with a house full of guests and no cook or servants!

Activities will be held on the first floor of the museum, which is accessible to all.

The Advent Window Reveal and public tours will take place on Dec. 13, at 5 p.m., with the performance and talk at 6 p.m. The Cambridge Historical Society and Museum is located at 12 Broad St. in Cambridge.

There is a suggested donation of $0-$10.