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Christmas comes to the Museum

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06 December 2013

Preparation for the Museum's festive season started a few weeks ago/media/news/library/greenery-volunteers.jpg for the Collections team. Starting with the Curator of Domestic and Cultural Life researching all things Christmas; from mince pie recipes to how the Victorians and Edwardians would have decorated their homes. This year, the Museum has introduced ‘Christmas in the Home’ weekend activities, in which each of the houses will demonstrate different aspects of Christmas. In Jerushah, our tilted cottage, there will be demonstrations of boiling a Christmas pudding, while over at the Toll House, activities include making traditional pomander decorations, Gregory’s Store window has been dressed for Christmas with toys and treats and gingerbread men can be seen baking in Gregory’s kitchen.

Alongside all the background research, the Collections Team have been working with the Museum's Events Team and demonstrators to decorate /media/news/library/131209_230_xmas_volunteers_2.jpgthe buildings, roping in our trusty elves, (sorry, regular Wednesday collections volunteers) to provide a helping hand. The picture on the top right, shows volunteers Frederica and Linda making evergreen arrangements which are now on display in the buildings. The picture on the bottom right shows volunteers Ken and Peter decorating one of the houses within the village.

 

 

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