Candlelight Christmas at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum

December 14, 2019  •  3 Comments

A number of the members attended the annual Candlelight Christmas at the Museum on December 14th 2019. The museum’s historic buildings came to life with the traditions of Christmas past during this classic evening event.

There were a number of costumed interpreters in each building to explain what would have been happening during the Christmas season in days gone by.

The Victorian Farmhouse (the "Brown House") was set up for a traditional Christmas dinner and typical preparations in the kitchen.

Christmas Dinner SettingBrown Farmhouse Preparations in the KitchenBrown Farmhouse

The Log Cabin was set up to read a Christmas story to the children. It was here you got the sense of the struggle of working after the sun went down and you had to rely on candles for light. If you look closely, you can see Santa in one of the window panes in one of the pictures.

Candles in WindowsLog Cabin Is that Santa?Log Cabin Reading a story to the childrenLog Cabin Ready for SantaLog Cabin

There were other events in other buildings plus refreshments were set up in the main hall. These were included in the price of admission.

Posted by Paul Naish


Comments

Jill McWhinnie(non-registered)
Paul, you really captured the atmosphere of the evening . Your shots came out really well- the correct lighting is so important , as your photos indicate. I wonder how much wood they had to burn in that log cabin all winter?
Ed McDermott(non-registered)
Nice set of photos!
Good work.
Dave Brooks(non-registered)
Great photos and detail of a long a go time
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