Another Holiday Adventure at Sully Historic Site
We are instructed to follow the Christmas lights up to the house. Our tour begins on the front porch….
Along the way, we pass two soldiers camping out on the lawn….
… And we dream of going for a sleigh ride across a snowy field….
Even the soldiers celebrate the holiday with a small, sturdy tree….
We approach the front steps….
And look back upon the expanse of the front lawn….
Then enjoy a glimpse into a few of the home’s outbuildings….
Until, at last, our tour begins with a greeting from the lady of the house….
Her table is neatly set with sugary holiday sweets….
We are escorted into the home’s “family room”, where one might play the piano forte or enjoy a board game….
Next, we venture upstairs, where a brother and sister are devising a plan to get Santa Claus safely through the soldiers’ blockade….
In the next bedroom, a mother and daughter are arranging holly branches to use as holiday decoration….
The room’s mantel is already set with small but cheerful Christmas florals….
To our surprise, another area of the home is open on this visit. We walk down a small flight of steps into the schoolroom where we find this handsome desk….
There are also a variety of school books set upon another desk, beside a stack of slates….
And here’s a handy reference to some information too important to be forgotten….
We are invited to create a craft, rolling a sheet of colored paper into a cone and filling it with candy….
The schoolroom mantel catches our eye before we leave to return to the main floor….
We enjoy the glow of lantern light as we descend the staircase….
Back on the main floor, we take a closer look at the Christmas tree….
… noticing a few ornaments….
… a few more ornaments….
… and stockings hung by the chimney with care.
Now the tour is over… but wait! What is that light gleaming in the distance?…. Anyone want COOKIES & CIDER?