Historians continue Christmas tradition at local museum

Raleigh County

Wildwood Advisory Council members are gearing up for their annual ‘Christmas at Wildwood.’

The Wildwood House Museum was General Alfred Beckley’s home, the founder of Beckley. Every year those with the council take people back in time to experience what Christmas would have been like in the 1800’s. They plan on having cookies, mulled cider and the sounds of Victorian carolers and antique instruments.

Wildwood Coordinator, Cindy Worley, said they will also have some vintage children’s clothing on display. 

“It is always very popular with people who I think enjoy a few hours of relaxation from their modern Christmas. Let’s face it, we have made Christmas into a place where you run from one thing to another, to another, to another, and for about a couple of hours you can take a breath, and that is what we enjoy about it,” Worley said.

The party is Sunday, December 9,from 1-4 p.m., weather permitting. If not, they will have it the following weekend, Sunday, December 16 at the same time. 

Admission is three dollars per person.

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