Victorian Candlelight Christmas At Cranford, NJ’s Crane-Phillips House
Victorian Era Christmas. It rings of a simpler, more meaningful, and certainly very beautifully decorated time. It’s what we see on all of the glittery Christmas cards, captured n the miniature villages around the Christmas trees, and even in Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol!!!
Stop by the Crane-Phillips House Museum On Sunday, December 16, from 4:00-6:00PM, and you and your family can enjoy a Victorian Candlelight Christmas. The Crane-Phillips House will be decorated in visions of “Christmas past,” as homes were decorated for the holidays in the Victorian era. There will be several different examples of Victorian-decorated trees on display to enjoy. Just as homes were lit by candlelight in the early 1900’s, the museum will be illuminated by candles (simulated candles – much safer!), so that visitors can get a true feel of the soft glow candles gave to a home. The Cranford High School Madrigal Choir will be strolling through the museum, regaling visitors with the beautiful sounds of period Christmas songs as they enjoy both the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas. Visitors can also enjoy holiday stories from the past that have been passed from generation to generation.
Admission is by donation of money or canned goods for Cranford Family Care. The Cranford Historical Society is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year, and has been dedicated to the perpetuation of Cranford’s history by collecting and documenting the town’s past. For more information about this event, or about all that the society does and offers, or visit the website at www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.com.
It might be nice to enjoy a little Christmas beauty, brought to you by a time period when choosing the right cell phone, MP3 player, tablet, TV, or toy, was NOT the essence of Christmastime. It’s a great way to get back to the basics, and warm the heart a little.