A host of holiday happenings, with a new twist and more events, are designed to allow families, community members and businesses to interact with each other and the Society at the Lincoln-Tallman House this season. 2016 marks the first of many years that the Rock County Historical Society will host “A Tallman Christmas.”
“We developed ‘A Tallman Christmas’ as an ongoing theme for a series of holiday events at RCHS,” explained Executive Director Mike Reuter. “The theme encompasses our many holiday happenings, both traditional and new.”
The annual events, with new highlights each year, include the historic holiday tours set from 10am – 3pm from November 14 – December 30; and the Christmas with the Tallmans evening event, December 3rd from 7-9 pm. This year, the beautifully decorated Lincoln-Tallman House is also available for holiday parties and photo opportunities.
Another new highlight in 2016 is the sponsoring of Christmas trees by local businesses and families, which will be decorated individually by each sponsor and featured throughout the Lincoln-Tallman house.
“This year’s tree sponsorship efforts are an ideal example of the Rock County Historical Society’s tag line, ‘Where past meets present,’” said Executive Director Mike Reuter. “While visitors will find many of the Lincoln-Tallman House holiday decorations to be historically accurate, the trees will be new and different. Each tree will be a creative masterpiece decorated by its sponsor.”
Each holiday season, more than 600 adults and children visit the Lincoln-Tallman House dressed in all its finery. Holiday tours offer guests the opportunity to learn about Christmas traditions from years gone by while viewing historical decorations throughout the house and trees sponsored locally, showcased only during the 2016 season.
Christmas with the Tallmans brings together community members for a special evening to enjoy the warmth of a traditional Christmas at the Lincoln-Tallman House, plus one-of-a-kind trees decorated by individuals and businesses. Warm cider, hot cocoa and other festive treats will be served.
Tickets are currently available online at rchs.us/Christmas or by calling 608-756-4509.