It almost seems like a blur but, the first weekend of the O'Dell House Museum's annual Victorian Christmas is now over. Despite a bit of less than desirable weather on Friday and Saturday evenings, we greeted a great number of happy faces. We also sang some carols, drank some hot mulled cider and ate some cookies. Those of us who were lucky enough to find a piece even got to sample some traditional brown sugar fudge on Friday night.
On Saturday evening we made some new friends when the Man the Capstan crew from Kentville paid us a visit. As someone who has spent a great deal of time reading both fiction and non-fiction written about the Royal Navy, it was nice to have these costumes on display. In the days when Fort Anne was an active military base it would not have been uncommon to see this sort of uniform on the streets of Annapolis Royal. Today it is decidedly a treat. I must admit that I felt a bit unaddressed in my simple 1870s tavern keeper costume but, we all have a role to play.
If you would like to experience Victorian Christmas, there are a few more opportunities. Make plans to join us at the O'Dell House Museum next weekend.
All for now,