Victorian Christmas

Learn how holiday traditions have changed!  On the first three December weekends in 2021, you’re invited to experience how Christmas was celebrated during the late 1800s when you tour the 1873 C. C. Beekman House Museum, located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, and home to Jacksonville’s wealthiest pioneer family.

Learn about the many cultures that contributed to the Christmas celebration we know.  Find the good luck German pickle ornament on the Christmas tree.  Sing a Christmas carol.  Steal a kiss under the mistletoe.  Hear about presents the Beekmans exchanged.  Sample one of Mrs. Beekman’s sugar cookies.  And visit Mrs. Beekman’s Christmas Bazaar for toys, crafts, collectibles, holiday items, and popular Victorian era gifts.

Victorian costumed docents will be offering tours every 15 minutes between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Victorian Christmas house tours are $5 .  Tickets are available at the door.  Bazaar admission is free.  

On Sunday, December 26, Historic Jacksonville will be offering special Boxing Day tours, honoring the Victorian day-after-Christmas tradition of aiding those less fortunate.  On the 26th, all tours of Jacksonville’s historic Beekman House will be $2 per person with a canned good donation for ACCESS.  If visitors pay the full $ 5 entry price , tour entry fees over $2 will be donated to ACCESS.

All Historic Jacksonville, Inc. proceeds help preserve Jacksonville’s historic buildings and expand historic program offerings.

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