Willard Library Hosting a Victorian Christmas with Father Christmas and Krampus in Attendance
Celebrate Christmas the old-fashioned way.
If you've ever been to Willard Library you know what a truly beautiful Victorian Gothic-style building the library is, it opened in 1885 and was the first public library in the state of Indiana. Of course with a history dating back to the 1800s you know the building is full of history. Of course, you already know about the infamous Grey Lady (and if you don't you can meet her, here), but what do you know about Victorian-era Christmas celebrations? Well on December 6th you can get a fully immersive experience at Willard Library.
A Victorian Christmas
Where is better to learn about Victorian-era Christmas traditions, than inside a building dating back to the Victorian era? Willard Library will be hosting a Victorian Christmas at the library on December 6th, 2022. The event will feature the interesting history surrounding Victorian Christmas traditions, and you can even get your photo taken with Father Christmas and Krampus!
Here is what Willard Library has to say about the upcoming event:
Get a picture with Father Christmas or Krampus. Enjoy live music and refreshments. Decorate the Willard Public Library tree while learning about Victorian Christmas traditions.During the Victorian Era in the United States, Christmas celebrations looked different than they do today. The very wealthy had beautiful, elegant and elaborate celebrations, while those less fortunate created beautiful and memorable Christmas traditions of their own.Come and learn more about the way Christmas was celebrated in those uncertain days around the Civil war.