Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Join us for a Victorian Holiday Party at the Historic Morris-Jumel Mansion in Manhattan on 12/14

Riverdale Avenue Books partners with lifestyle magazine Romance Daily News to co-sponsor the Morris-Jumel Mansion’s annual Victorian holiday party. The event will be held on Saturday, December 14th, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace from noon until 5:00 p.m.

The Victorian Holiday Party will feature hands-on family activities (sponsored by Con Edison), a Victorian Christmas themed tour, a holiday reading and Victorian trivia quiz with prizes (sponsored by Riverdale Avenue Books), caroling, and a Victorian Costume Contest with prizes for both adults and children. Light refreshments, cider and mulled wine, will be served. Victorian-style dress is encouraged, but not required.
“Christmas at the Morris-Jumel Mansion is one of the most magical times of the year, and Riverdale Avenue Books is always thrilled to partner with its historic neighbor to present a special holiday event. We are especially excited about the challenging trivia contest,” said Riverdale Avenue Books publisher, Lori Perkins.

Tickets are $10, $5 for members and students, and are available in advance on evite,

About the Morris-Jumel Mansion
Built in 1765, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, a historic house museum, is Manhattan’s oldest residence. George Washington was there for five weeks during Revolutionary War and hosted a dinner for his cabinet in 1890. In 1810 it became home to Eliza Jumel, one of America’s wealthiest women. Aaron Burr, her second husband, lived in the room where, more recently, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote portions of his musical Hamilton. Through historic site tours, educational, culture and arts programming, the museum interprets the mansion from Colonial times through the Victorian era. Our modern experience of the holiday season has its roots in Victorian holiday traditions brought into fashion by Queen Victoria that were adopted by Americans like Eliza Jumel.

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