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19th Century Christmas at Fort Nisqually (Tacoma, WA)

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern holidays and experience a real old-fashioned Christmas at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. A highlight of the event is the arrival of the yule log, towed in by young visitors at 1 pm.

Everyone can join in greeting the yule log with toasts and Christmas Carols. Guests will have a chance to take home a piece of the log for their own holiday fire. Throughout the day, guests of all ages can join in parlor games, make ornaments, and create pomanders. Father Christmas will be available for visits and photos.

Silhouettes By Hand will be providing freehand-cut traditional silhouette portraits period to our historic era of 1855. (In this era, photography has been invented but is not widespread; silhouettes have been popular for decades and thus adorn walls of many houses. Silhouettes are "old friends" in the households of the entire USA and its Territories). Visitors will be served using a 'timed ticket' system so that no one has to stand in line for longer than a few moments!

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