Bedford Historical Society

Christmas In Bedford Falls: A Centennial Christmas

On Saturday, December 12 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, during Christmas in Bedford Falls, as you venture out to enjoy the holiday festivities along Bedford’s Historic Business District, be sure to stop by the historic Dunham House to experience “A Centennial Christmas.”

Visit the Tucker and Thompson families as they get ready to celebrate the 1876 Holiday Season with family and friends. Mrs. Tucker will be making a Christmas craft for visiting children from 1 to 2 PM and a 19th Century Children’s Christmas story will be read at 3 PM.

During this unique immersion experience the Dunham House will be trimmed for a Victorian Christmas in celebration of 1876 as “the year of the century!” Come for the entertainment; leave with an education.

Afterward, stop by the Town Hall Museum to see the Quilt Showcase featuring antique quilts, appliques, and coverlets from our collection. Also on-hand will be Helen Pratt, giving a demonstration and historic overview of the Feather Christmas Tree. While you’re there, browse the Museum Shop & Emproium to purchase books on local history, vintage Christmas ornaments, and prints.

 

1832 Hezekiah Dunham House

The Hezekiah Dunham House is a brick Georgian mansion built by one of Bedford’s early settlers. The house was restored mainly by volunteer labor in the 1980s to 2000. Furnishings in the house reflect three periods of occupancy; 1840s, 1900 and 1950. It is on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.

Significant Collections within the Hezekiah Dunham House Museum:

  • Restored 1832 home has duplicated stenciling;
  • Period furniture from mid 1800s;
  • Period dining furniture from 1900;
  • 1950 artist’s studio with Richard Sedlon artifacts and original artwork.
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