The Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden interprets American history through the experiences of the people who lived and worked on the property from 1785 to 1969. Through tours, special programs, and exhibits we discover our shared history as a community and as a nation. Join us.
DECEMBER 3, 10 & 17 – Candlelight Tours, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Celebrate the holiday season with evening candlelight tours of the Lee-Fendall House decked out in Victorian splendor. Learn how many of our modern celebrations of the season get their start during the Victorian era. Our antique toy exhibit will also be on view.
Tours are offered on the half hour starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 7:30 PM. Space is limited to 15 people at a time and advance reservations are required. Tickets are $10/adult and $5/children (ages 5-17).
DECEMBER 4 & 11 – Holiday Kissing Ball Workshops, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM: Craft your own boxwood kissing ball using fresh cuttings from the Lee-Fendall garden as you learn the history behind using greenery to decorate homes for the holidays.
Please note that these workshops will be held outdoors so it is advisable to dress appropriately. Registration must be done in advance. Tickets are $25 per person and include all materials needed to make your own boxwood kissing ball.
DECEMBER 10 – A Victorian Christmas, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Experience the wonder of the season by visiting the Lee-Fendall House for a family-friendly Victorian Christmas! Enjoy traditional décor, music, seasonal crafts, a toy exhibit, and more!
Timed entry is on the hour starting at 10:00 AM and ending at 3:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children (ages 2-12), children under 2 are free.
The Golden Age of Toys: 1870-1920
December 3, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Join us for this special holiday exhibit and venture into the golden age of toys from 1870 to 1920. Learn how toy production was perfected in the era when Christmas first becomes associated with toys and gift-giving and explore some highlights from the Lee-Fendall collection. Entrance to the exhibit is free with general admission.
John L. Lewis: Public Figure, Private Man
This exhibit examines the life and legacy of John L. Lewis, one of America’s most powerful, innovative, and controversial labor leaders and the long-serving president of the United Mine Workers of America. Lewis lived in the Lee-Fendall House with his family from 1937 until 1969, during the height of his career in the labor movement. Entrance to the exhibit is free with general admission.