Asheville’s Smith McDowell House Museum’s Carolina Christmas Celebration will begin on November 16, 2011. A tradition since 1981, the mansion and local history museum will again be authentically decorated with fresh trees, garlands, ornaments, and toys of the Victorian Period. Seven period rooms will be decked out with gold, silver, and glassware from the museum’s permanent collection. The Carolina Christmas Celebration runs from November 16, 2011 through January 4, 2011.
Candlelight tours of the Christmas Exhibit are available after regular Museum hours by reservation for groups of 12 or more. The Museum’s Education Coordinator Lisa Whitfield states, “This is very special tour will create the feel of an authentic Victorian Christmas.” The Candlelight Tours are $15 each person. Reservations must be placed at least a week in advance of tour date.
The Smith-McDowell House Museum is a restored circa 1840 mansion and local history museum. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 283 Victoria Road on the campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville. Regular tour admission for the Christmas Exhibit will be $10.00 for adults, $6.00 for college students (with ID) and $5.00 for age (8 to 18). For more information call the museum at 828-253-9231 or visit www.wnchistory.org.
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