Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight at the Davenport House – December 26 through 30

December 23rd, 2013

037 - Copy“In the Spirit of “Mutual Congratulations, of Feasting and Merriment”

Who: Isaiah Davenport House will present
What: Holiday Evening Tours by Candlelight
When: Thursday, December 26 through Monday, December 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Patrons who wish to have a complete experience should be at the Davenport House no later than 8 p.m.
Where: Davenport House is located at 324 East State Street, Savannah – on the corner of Habersham and State Streets at Columbia Square.
Description: The house museum will be open for evening tours exploring the December celebrations of the early 19th century inhabitants of the fine brick home on Columbia Square. Topics will include the meaning of the season, feasting, the Scottish influence on the family, festive attire, treatment of household slaves during holiday time, etc. The Dining Room table will be set for an intimate adult meal for the New Year’s Day celebration and the Drawing Room will be set as if preparing for a dance. Conversations will spotlight music and festive treats including cakes, jellies and syllabub! Docents will be in authentic early 19th century costume.
Features: See the home lit for the evening’s program. Listen to music from the early 19th century. Taste short bread and cider in the garden. Hear the story of early 19th century holiday celebrations from trained docents. At the end of the evening, experience a period dancing demonstration.
Admission: For adults – $10 in advance and $12 at the time of the tour. For children ages 6 – 18 — $6 in advance and $8 at the time of the tour.
Inquiries: For information or to reserve a place, call 912/236-8097 or email info@davenporthousemuseum.org

Museum rules will apply.

“WE AVAIL OURSELVES OF THE SEASON OF MUTUAL CONGRATULATION AND JOY . . . . AND OFFER OUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE KIND OFFICES OF FRIENDSHIP WHICH GIVE BUOYANCY TO THE SPIRITS AND SMOOTH THE PATH OF LIFE.” Savannah Republican. December 31, 1824.