Join us for Point of Honor's 33rd Annual Christmas Open House!
Point of Honor will be decorated with native greens and authentic holiday table settings based on Federal-era traditions. Christmas in 1815 was quite different from today. Homes were decorated with greenery but usually in a simple, natural fashion. Families visited with one another and greeted Christmas morning with toasts, the firing of guns into the air, and serving the best food and drink available. Slaves were usually given off the week between Christmas and New Year and often visited between plantations. Some slaves received small presents, clothing, and special foods.
During the Open House, Riddle on the Harp will perform period carols with a sing-along in the parlor, which has become a Lynchburg tradition in its own right. The T.C. Miller Singing Eagles will be caroling on the grounds. The dining room and other areas in the house will exhibit faux food and table settings from a typical holiday bill of fare from 1815. Refreshments will be served in the Carriage House and a harpist will perform from 1 pm to 3 pm.
The Gift Shop will offer 10% off during the event.
Last Updated: 12/8/2014 2:08 PM