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Jonesborough: VictorianCard Making

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum this holiday season to add some 19th Century flair to your celebrations!

This year we are featuring two special programs at the museum. On Saturday, November 30 at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm we will be hosting a reading of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas in our restored parlor room. We will also feature festive items from our archival collection and talk about the history of Victorian holiday celebration practices. Each reading will be approximately 45 minutes.

On Saturday, December 14th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, we will have a holiday card making event. We will supply the materials, and visitors can stop in and make a holiday card inspired by the Victorian period. Both programs are designed to highlight important aspects of holiday celebration in the Victorian period: storytelling and sending cards. Both programs are also free and designed for all ages.

In addition to our programs we will have 19th century holiday decorations on display in our restored parlor, dining, and lodging rooms, beginning the first week of December. The museum is open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays in November and December, as well as from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sundays. It is open by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. There is no charge for admission to the museum or guided tours, and the museum operates on donations.

This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission. For more information on the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum or the Heritage Alliance, please call our office at 423.753.9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423.753.4580. You can also contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information about the Heritage Alliance and its mission can be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/. Be sure to follow the Chester Inn Museum and Heritage Alliance Facebook pages for updates about events at the Chester Inn and other Heritage Alliance programs.


December 14, 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum
100 W. Main St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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