Many of today’s holiday traditions originated in the Victorian era.
The traditions and their beginnings are the focus of “Victorian Christmas,” one of the series of Frank Talks being presented this fall. The “Victorian Christmas” presentation will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. at the G.W. Frank House, which is located on the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus.
“Traditions become part of our every day lives, and we don’t stop to wonder about the first person who did something and why they did it,” said Sarah Jones, educational program coordinator for the Frank House. “This program is a chance for us to explore the beginning of many of our most beloved holiday practices.”
A tour of the Frank House and light refreshments will be available after the presentation.
According to Jones, the program is a precursor to one of the most popular events at the Frank House – the annual Christmas Walk Through the Frank House. The Christmas Walk will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, through Wednesday, Dec. 12, with the exception of Tuesday, Dec. 11, when the house will be closed to the general public. Tours of the mansion will be given daily at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Admission to the Christmas Walk Through the Frank House is $3.