Enjoy a nod to Christmas past at the Nickels-Sortwell House Dec. 6-8, part of Wiscasset’s Holiday Marketfest. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year’s celebration looks back to Christmas 1919 and the beginning of the Roaring Twenties.
The first floor of this stunning Federal-style mansion will be decked out in gorgeous greens and floral designs by the Garden Club of Wiscasset and designer Laura L. Tibbetts, with a special tribute to the one hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment for women’s suffrage. Guides will be on hand with stories of the house and the families who lived here while you walk freely through the first floor. Architectural details in each room include exquisitely carved moldings and grand fireplaces custom-made, two hundred years ago, by local carpenters for Captain William Nickels’ showplace. Admission is $5 for Historic New England members and Wiscasset residents, $10 non-residents. Tickets: https://my.historicnewengland.org/2814/6607. Personal photography is welcome.
Stop by the kitchen for hot cider and treats courtesy of the Lincoln County Historical Association before visiting the Holiday Shop in the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn, featuring a curated collection of unique craft and artisan creations, holiday greens and gifts. A portion of sales helps Historic New England preserve Nickels-Sortwell House for the public. While there, enjoy a rare look at the Wiscasset Fire Society’s 1804 fire truck suitably decorated for the holidays, and a selection of wreaths created and donated by local businesses.
The Nickels-Sortwell House is at 121 Main Street.
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