AUGUSTA — Old Fort Western will host A Victorian Christmas at Fort Western from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at 16 Cony St. All are welcome to warm up by the hearth at Old Fort Western and participate in paper cutting and Christmas caroling. There will be games and goodies, stringing popcorn, and cutting paper ornaments. There also will be a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and hot chocolate will be available.

Admission is free; however, donations are welcome. All proceeds benefit the fort’s education programs.

Also, every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 19, the Old Fort Western Gift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Western was built in 1754 and is America’s oldest surviving wooden garrison. The time-line of this National Historic garrison includes the French & Indian War Fort from 1754 to 1767, the S & W Howard Store from 1767 to 1807, the Howard home from 1767 to 1852, and the Augusta Tenement from 1852 to 1920.

For more information, call 207-626-2385 weekdays between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or visit

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