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December 2018

Holiday Tea Party

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate this special time of year with our annual Children's Holiday Tea featuring Magic Garden Puppet Theatre! Explore the wonders of a late 19th century holiday season as the house is fully decorated. Cucumber sandwiches, tea, sweet treats, and hot chocolate await! After tea, make your way upstairs for The Cat of Dovrefjell, performed by Magic Garden Puppets! The Cat of Dovrefjell is a traditional Norwegian folktale. The action is set in the North of Norway during Yule. Trolls take…

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Elf on the Shelf – A Holiday Scavenger Hunt

December 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come to the 1890 House Museum for the final First Friday Scavenger Hunt of 2018. How does Santa know if you have been naughty or nice? He sends his elves out to watch. The whole Museum has been swarmed by elves and it is up to you to find them all! Come join us for story time at 6:00pm, as we read The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition written by Carol Aebersold. Then take out your magnifying glass and…

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Marie and the Nutcracker Prince

December 14 - December 15

Marie and the Nutcracker Prince is an immersive theatrical journey inspired by the dark and intriguing origins of E.T.A. Hoffman's original tale. Immersed in a dreamscape Russia on the brink of revolution, audiences will choose their own pathways and allegiances through the space. We meet Marie, an imaginative young woman on the precipice of adulthood, her Godfather, a mysterious and eccentric inventor, and the Revolutionary, a bold soldier with a plan that could very well turn life upside down for…

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Wassail Holiday Open House

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The 1890 House Museum, 37 Tompkins Street
Cortland, NY 13045 United States
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Join us for our Annual Holiday Open House at the 1890 House Museum on Sunday, December 16 from 12-4pm. Explore the museum and its vibrant holiday decorations, enjoy refreshments from cider to our traditional Victorian Wassail - courtesy of Hollenbeck's Cider Mill! This event is free and open to the public.

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January 2019

Nevermore – An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

January 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Half Light Theatre and the 1890 House Museum for an all new immersive theatrical experience with "Nevemore - An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe." Meet Edgar Allan Poe himself and experience the haunting passions of love and loss as you tour the 1890 House Museum. Experience live performances of his favorite stories and poems, including The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, Cask of Amontillado, and more! Tickets for both shows on January 20th are limited - order yours today!…

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