Kirkman House marks holiday Victorian style


Kirkman House Museum celebrates Victorian traditions annually with a Victorian Christmas Jubilee. Join museum friends, staff and volunteers for this free, family-friendly event from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Visitors can enjoy home-baked treats and warm drinks as they wander through the gracefully decorated museum while being serenaded by live, seasonal music. There will be a donation drawing for a chance to win one of Kirkman House Museum's goody baskets bursting with treats, linens and wine. Children (and young-at-heart adults) may bring a wish to share with Saint Nicholas, who will be visiting the museum.

Visitors' participation in the local Toys for Tots program is encouraged: bring a new, non-gift wrapped toy to donate and directly benefit local families in need.

Schedule of performances:

  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.: Members of the Walla Walla Valley Bands will perform, including a saxophone quartet and a multi-piece instrumental performance.
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Local pianist Gwen Jones will play renditions of classic holiday songs on the 1890s Weber New York piano originally owned by the Kirkman family.
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Members of the Living History Band will perform in full Victorian garb.

For more information please contact the museum at 529-4373.


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