Join us at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence, as we explore the humble beginnings of the holiday we experience today. How were the first Christmas trees decorated? What did the first holiday card in the Capital Region look like? When did Santa Clause first appear in the newspaper? Learn about Albany’s connection to the creation of the holiday season!
Children can explore the toys of the mid 19th century and create a paper Victorian ornament inspired by the decorations on our tree. We will read a copy of The Night Before Christmas that includes the illustrations originally published in 1844. We are unveiling the newest additions to our museums collection that show what life was like for Stephen and Harriet.
Enjoy light refreshments and take advantage of our Holiday Shoppe!
There is a $10 suggested donation per family. Allow the history of the holiday season to unfold in front of your eyes.