Historical Yuletide at Wheatland

By on December 6, 2017

LancasterHistory.org presents a historical performance that captures a moment in time, taking us back to the holiday of 1875 when James Buchanan’s niece, Harriet Lane Johnston, transformed Wheatland into a Christmas display of high Victorian style.

As a girl, Harriet Lane Johnston spent her holidays at the very center of the fashion world &tstr; the Court of Queen Victoria. By 1874, she was decorating the home she had inherited from her Uncle James Buchanan in high Victorian style as she welcomed friends and family from far and wide.

This holiday season, be Harriet’s guest at Wheatland and join in the festivities. Visit rooms exquisitely decorated with flowers, ivy, wreaths, and ribbon, as well as a towering Christmas tree overflowing with ornaments. Experience the joyful sounds of Christmas music, amusing games, the scent of holly, and the warmth of the holiday season.

Yuletide at Wheatland is an annual, holiday-themed, performance-based program at President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. Each year there is a different theme, commonly centered around the history of Wheatland, its inhabitants, or the time period in which they lived.

Visitors witness an hour-long performance and may be asked to participate during the performance through caroling or playing games. Yuletide at Wheatland ticketholders also receive admission to the museum exhibition galleries at LancasterHistory.org. Yuletide at Wheatland 2017 is supported, in part, by the Fulton Family Foundation.

Yuletide at Wheatland: Victorian Splendor runs through Dec. 30. Visit lancasterhistory.org/yuletide or call 717-392-4633 for performance dates, times, pricing, and tickets. Reservations are strongly recommended.

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