December 05


Victorian Holiday

Both homes have been professionally decorated for the holidays by the Northwest PA Allied Florists Association as a donation. Decorators include Chris Ehrman from Allburn Florist, Gwyn Johnson from Country Petals, Gary Foster from Foster's Rose of Sharon, Mary Zurn from A floral Affair, Laura Eaton from Floral Gallery, Valjeane Chamberlin from Flowers by Valjeane Chamberlin, Gary Maas from Gary's Flower Shoppe, Carl Larese from Larese Floral Design and Mel and Janel Potratz from Potratz Floral Shop and Greenhouse. 

The mansion has been decorated in a traditional red and green theme.   Focal points include the wall of poinsettias in the solarium, a decorated 10-foot Christmas tree including 12,000 lights in the parlor, a room of nutcrackers in Mr. Watson's den, decorated bookshelves with model toy cars in the library, and festive mantles throughout the home. 

The table in the dining room features a Victorian holiday tablecloth, floral arrangements, and candelabras. Judy Pentz, from The Remnant Shop, donated the fabric and Pam Prinzi, from Prinzi Window Treatments, donated her time sewing the tablecloth.  

The Wood-Morrison house was decorated in blue and green tones representative of the Naval history of the home.  Dr. Wood was the first Surgeon General of the Navy and Captain Morrison was the Captain of the Wolverine.   This house features trees on the first and second floors, a festively decorated 160-year-old-staircase, and  7 1/2 ft. decorated tree with 8,200 bright lights highlighting the warmth of this outstanding home. 

Guests will be able to visit the museum's exhibits, shop for Christmas items, enjoy a snack, and (on Friday night) take a horse drawn carriage ride. 

This event is open to the public and there is no admission fee.