Wright House hosts candlelight stroll

November 17, 2012

The Wright House Museum of Western Expansion in Venetia will host its sixth annual Candlelight Soup and Stroll from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

The holiday event is presented by the Peters Creek Historical Society.

There will be candlelit walkways and a decorated old sleigh, and the 1816 Wright House will be adorned with 19th-century natural Christmas decorations. Visitors will dine by candlelight on a variety of homemade soups, breads and desserts in one of the museum’s “greened” display rooms.

This year, the museum’s 1780s log house will be featured. Colonial re-enactors are preparing authentic Colonial foods for sampling, including bisque, soups, hunter’s stew, soft cheeses, homemade hearth breads, snacks, drinks and libations. The professional re-enactors will share their stories about Colonial life and play live music in front of the fireplace.

Guests are invited to stroll both floors of the museum, where displays and various holiday experiences await. Costumed re-enactors also will mingle throughout the museum.

Live music will be played, and a bagpiper and weaver will arrive about 4 p.m. A special display of antique holiday postcards from a private collection will enhance the holiday spirit of the second-floor costume room, and candlewicking will be displayed in the upstairs hallway.

Father Christmas, in his green robe and red-hooded overcoat, will visit with youngsters, and professional storyteller Linda Nickles will regale guests with holiday tales from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Charity Wright Room.

Admission tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. No advance tickets will be sold. Takeout also will be available.

For more information, call 724-941-5710 or visit www.peterscreekhs.org.



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