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Stowe’s & Twain’s Olde Fashioned Christmas – Hartford, CT

In Hartford, CT the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and the Mark Twain House and Museum are teaming up to present “Stowe’s & Twain’s Olde Fashioned Christmas” on the weekend of December 15 and 16, 2012. What exactly is a Stowe and Twain Olde Fashioned Christmas?

It is many things.

  • Both houses will be decorated for Christmas with trees, garlands, and other decorations and holiday feasts laid out on tables.
  • Historical interpreters will be providing tours explaining the holiday traditions of the Stowe and Twain families.
  • Musical performances by the Hall High School Choraliers or the Ethel Walker School’s Grape at the Stowe Center.
  • Holiday crafts at the Stowe Visitor Center.
  • Sam Clemens’ daughters Susy, Clara and Jean portrayed by actors at the Twain House
  • St. Nicholas surrounded by A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court life size puppets from the Ballard Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut.
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides.

Stowe’s & Twain’s Olde Fashioned Christmas will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, December 16 from Noon to 4 PM. Special discount combination tickets are available for $20 for adults and $10 for children (5-15) and include guided tours of both houses.

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