LIVERMORE — The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, will host a Christmas Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, for a family friendly interactive event.

Participants can experience Christmas in the 19th century and in living history activities around the estate. Activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides, caroling, period crafts, storytelling, parlor games, cooking in the farmer’s cottage, the one-room schoolhouse and tours of the decorated 1867 Washburn family Italianate mansion.

Mulled cider and other refreshments made fresh on the woodstove will be available while supplies last.

In the mansion, participants can see embellished Civil War era fashions on display. The dining room is decorated as if the Washburns are expecting guests. Children can help decorate the tree and can see the historic toys on display.

“Aunt Clara” will visit and share stories of Christmas past and parlor games for all ages. In Mr. Washburn’s kitchen, participants can string popcorn for the tree or make a period craft.

The redesigned gift shop will be open and filled with unique treasures.

A cookie walk fundraiser will benefit the new barn fund. For $5, participants can fill a bag with homemade cookies to take home.

Admission will cost $10 per person, $6 for children 12 and younger, or $25 per family.

For more information, call 897-4366 or visit

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