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Smith-McDowell House Christmas Twilight Tour on Dec. 8th

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The Western North Carolina Historical Association presents a special evening of Victorian Christmas Twilight Tours at the historic Smith-McDowell House (circa 1840) on December 8th.

Six rooms of the Smith-McDowell House representing the 1840s-1890s will be on display with costumed interpreters describing the evolution of Clement Moore’s poem through the nineteenth century. While written to entertain children, guests will learn how Moore’s poem became a Christmas season tradition and influenced generations of family celebrations. Light refreshments will be served along with a guided exhibit of vintage Victorian Christmas decorations.

This is a unique time to visit the Smith-McDowell House, which is not open to the public at night any other time during the year. Call the Smith-McDowell House at 828-253-9231 to reserve a ticket: $20.00 for the general public and $15 for WNCHA members. Tours are scheduled to begin at half-hour intervals from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The museum is only selling 50 tickets and they expect the tours to sell out! If you are interested in attending don’t delay! Contact Elaine Blake at 828-253-9231 during museum hours or email [email protected]

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