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Nov 03
Dec 15

Yuletide 2021: Hearth and Home

Wed / November 3, 2021 Wed / December 15, 2021
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm / Farm House Museum, 601 Farm House Lane on the ISU Campus

The holidays are a time of celebration, goodwill, family and togetherness. The Victorian Era popularized some of the most treasured holiday traditions – stockings hung by the fire, decorated trees, gift-giving, holiday cards, feasts of seasonal foods, and caroling. In the Victorian Era on Iowa State’s campus, these seasonal activities took place in the home. The Farm House Museum, at 160 years old, hosted many gatherings during the holidays spreading goodwill and cheer among the students, faculty and staff. The importance of the fireplace, or hearth, the ongoing importance of “home” during the holidays for the residents of the Farm House, and the influences of the Victorian traditions will be celebrated in the Yuletide 2021: Hearth & Home exhibition. This year’s Yuletide exhibition will feature stockings hung by the fire, first popularized in 1870s Victorian Europe, holiday décor, and the scents and sounds of the season.

Farm House Museum hours are Monday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m.