Photograph by John Baker
Carole Smith and Annie Williams, coordinators for the Edinboro Area Historical Society’s holiday open house, announced that the thematically decorated rooms at the Doucette House Museum will remain open for tours throughout the holidays.
“Area resident Pat Crist and friends spent a lot of time decorating the rooms in the Doucette House Museum in seasonal themes,” said Annie Williams. “Because of that, we’re going to leave the house decorated for the next few weeks!” she continued. Visitors can see Santa Claus and Teddy Bears in the second floor exhibit rooms, Nativity scenes in the awesome Victorian parlor, a multitude of Nutcrackers in the dining room, Raggedy Ann and Andy in the Victorian bedroom, and spectacular Christmas trees throughout the stately mansion.
Although Santa and Mrs. Claus won’t be present, the house will be open and free for visitors to tour. “Bring your cameras or Smart Phones,” said Carole Smith, “there are literally hundreds of holiday decorations for our visitors to see and photograph.”
The Edinboro Area Historical Society’s Doucette House Museum is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9:00 until noon. The house is located at the intersection of West Normal Street and Water Street. The address is 126 Water Street. Bring the kids to see the Christmas displays. The Doucette House Museum is free and open to the public.