Events

Lunchtime Lounge | November 2016

Victorian & Edwardian Christmas

Thursday, November 10, 2016

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Please join us at Homer Watson House & Gallery for the November edition of our 2016 educational Lunchtime Lounge Series!

Join us as Karen Richardson, Curator of the Haldimand County Museum, talks about the customs and traditions of Victorian and Edwardian Christmas, from decorating to preparing the festival meal. Many of our modern-day Christmas customs have their roots in Victorian Christmas traditions including Christmas cards, the Christmas cracker and the exchange of presents.

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert put up the first tree at the palace in 1841. By 1848, the illustration in the London News if the popular Royals standing with their children around a Christmas tree started the tradition for most British subjects.

In addition to our educational and interesting activity, we will also serve light refreshments and provide tours of Homer Watson’s former home. Please remember to bring a lunch!  Admission for this event is $10.00 per person. Complimentary admission is offered to those who hold a valid membership. Please call the Gallery at 519-748-4377 or Click here to reserve your seat.