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1850’s Christmas traditions... By the 1850’s, many Christmas traditions similar to those of today were firmly implanted in the customs of the early Victorians. Between the rivers, neighbors visited neighbors, relatives visited relatives, and all shared good foods and special holiday treats. Even the local iron furnaces shut down between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Come visit the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm to take part in a traditional Christmas. Holiday Activities 1-4pm Double Pen House | Kitchen Enjoy sweet treats with recipes from The Homeplace History and Receipt Book Adults and children alike can participate in traditional holiday activities, share their Christmas wishes with Santa Claus and meet the Homeplace farm animals. Remember to bring a camera to capture the memories. Double Pen House | Parlor Make traditional Christmas ornaments and help decorate our tree Double Pen House | Main House Dixie Volunteers - enjoy the gift of music ~~Homeplace Farm Admission~~

13 years and older: $5 5 through 12 years: $3 4 and under enter free Tool Barn Capture memories in a setting just right for old-fashioned country Christmas photos Single Pen House Make traditional Christmas decorations 1-2pm | Meet the Mules | Mule Pen 2:15pm | Waiting for Santa | Double Pen Yard Listen to Christmas stories and sing along to holiday tunes 2:30pm | Santa Claus Arrives! 3-4pm | Meet the Oxen | Ox Barn 3:30pm | Meet the Pigs & Feedin’ Time |Hog Lot Santa Claus Photo by Keurin Gaffney Homeplace 1850s Farm November 25, 2017| 1-4pm Christmas in 1850 Christmas in 1850 November 25, 2017 | 1-4pm Homeplace 1850s Working Farm Gazette Christmas in 1850 Saturday November 25, 2017 | Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area A Tennessee December Diary… ~written by Jane M. Jones, near Bolivar, TN December 24, 1856 “I am very busy fixing up little Christmas presents for the children. The dear little ones are very much excited about it” December 24, 1859

“all hands busy fixing for Christmas” December 25, 1859 “the children all delighted with Christmas presents” December 25, 1856 “Well a pleasant Christmas day” December 25, 1860 “all the little folks are in high spirits with all the good things old Santa Claus has brought them” Christmas Eve at the Homeplace | Saturday, December 9 | 5 - 6:30pm It’s Christmas Eve at The Homeplace! Join the farm family as they prepare for an 1850’s Christmas Eve by decorating the Christmas tree, enjoying favorite holiday treats, and singing traditional carols in the parlor. Bring your family and help us celebrate this holly, jolly holiday! $5/$7 Registration limited. Reservations and full deposit required. Call 270 924-2020 to reserve your space. Doors open at 4:30pm Visit the Homeplace 1850s Farm Homeplace 1850s Gazette Woodlands Trace The Homeplace 1850s Gazette serves as a public journal for visitors and friends of the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm and Living History Museum

in the Tennessee portion of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. National Scenic Byway 4512 The Trace, Dover, TN 37058 931-232-6457 |Groups 270-924-2020 N 36° 39 20.07" W 87° 58 25.17" Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area USDA Forest Service 1-800-525-7077 or 270-924-2000 Be sure to sign up for our eNewsletter by sending an email to Follow the Homeplace on Facebook by searching for Friends of Land Between the Lakes or clicking the social media links on our website. Homeplace Affiliations:    Tennessee Environmental Association  North American Association for Environmental Education  Association of Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums National Association for Interpretation Kentucky Association for Environmental Education United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service