Advertisement
HomeCollectionsCandlelight Tours
IN THE NEWS

Candlelight Tours

FEATURED ARTICLES
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | December 9, 1990
Christmas candlelight tours predominate in the week's calendar. One such tour takes place next Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the 19th century village of Uniontown. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Uniontown is about six miles west of Westminster. On tour are four private homes, a 19th century bank, a one-room schoolhouse, a 19th century doctor's office, an operating blacksmith shop, two summer kitchens and two churches.Homes range in style from an 18th century Colonial to a 19th century Victorian and feature such details as marbleized faux finishing, stenciling, stained glass and decorative woodwork and plaster.
ARTICLES BY DATE
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2011
It wasn't until Karen Koch saw pictures of her house in a local magazine that she realized how terrific it was. Last spring, she agreed to a photographic house tour for a friend, who was the editor. "I saw the pictures and I thought, 'Damn. It looks good.'" Soon she will see if everybody agrees. Her 1920s four-square in Annapolis' Murray Hill community will be among the 10 homes open Nov. 4 and 5 for the 20th annual Annapolis by Candlelight house tour. "We've put so much blood, sweat and tears into this house," said Koch, the owner of Miss Nancy's Fancy Bakery in Annapolis.
Advertisement
FEATURES
December 15, 1991
The London Town Publik House is decorated with traditional greens for a Colonial holiday, and Christmas candlelight tours will be held there today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.Costumed actors representing the builder and original innkeeper, William Brown, his wife and others, will re-create the era when the Publik House was frequented by 18th century travelers waiting to board the South River ferry and local townspeople used it for social gatherings. Sailors, servants, a planter and a tavern wench will be among the cast of characters.
EXPLORE
By Mary Paramore | Record staff | May 27, 2011
History buffs: this could be the best $5 you ever spent. Port Deposit town administrator Erika Quesenbery will personally give visitors a walking tour of the historic riverfront town for $5. She'll drop that to $2 with a lunch receipt from one of the town's restaurants. Why the largesse? Quesenbery wants to raise money to restore Beach Fountain, which sits at the corner of South Main Street and Jacob Tome Highway. The funds needed aren't yet known, but Quesenbery expects any grants for which she applies to require matching funds.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | December 14, 2006
This time last year, Jim Bailey was dressed in period garb at Fort McHenry's Yuletide Candlelight Tours, preparing to go to an imaginary ball. Bailey, a park ranger and volunteer coordinator, talked to visitors about what it was like to be at the Battle of Baltimore and invited them to join him later at the make-believe ball. After the tours finished, many of the visitors wished the dance was real, he said. This year, it will be. The fort hired a trio and Choreographie Antique, a historic dance ensemble from Goucher College, to perform in the visitor center during the candlelight tours Saturday.
NEWS
December 6, 1990
Gov. William Donald Schaefer has announced that the 1990 State House by Candlelight celebration will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 8.The governor is scheduled to welcome visitors on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.State House by Candlelight is a traditional holiday event that began in 1976 as a part of the bicentennial celebration. The program for both nights includes musical entertainment and candlelight tours of the State House.The program for the event includes:Friday, Dec. 7*7 p.m. -- Performance by the Angus Violin Studio *7:30 p.m. -- Welcoming ceremony *7:45 p.m. -- Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church Choir *8:15 p.m. -- Maryland Youth Symphony Orchestra.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dorothy Fleetwood | November 16, 1995
Edwardian ChristmasHoliday preparations are under way in many of the great mansions around the region, and one of the first to open forChristmas tours is Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va."Christmas at Oatlands" begins Saturday and continues through Dec. 30. Visitors will step into a holiday party setting of the Edwardian era. The year is 1903 and electricity now lightens the world, or at least the homes of the affluent. Each of the mansion's 15 rooms is ablaze with light. White Christmas trees were also very much in fashion in 1903, and in the drawing room stands a 12-foot Christmas tree decorated in cotton snow, silver pine cones and white icicles.
FEATURES
December 16, 1990
Candlelight tours are scheduled at historic Sully mansion in Chantilly, Va., tomorrow and Wednesday tthrough next Sunday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children.On Dec. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., candle lanterns will line the plantation's pathways and the grounds will be populated with costumed carolers and 18th century characters. Outside visitors can take wagon rides through the surrounding fields, watch open hearth cooking demonstrations and feel the warmth of a bonfire while enjoying hot chocolate and ginger cookies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | December 2, 2004
Decatur House See Washington's 1818 Decatur House in the same light the original residents did through Holiday Candlelight Tours: Parties and Politics. Today and for the next two Thursdays, get a taste for the society life of naval hero Stephen Decatur and his family by touring the house and learning about the VIPs who frequented it. The Decatur House, 1610 H St. N.W., Washington, offers candlelight tours at 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. today, Dec. 9 and 16. Admission is $5, and the Museum Shop is open until 8 p.m. for the holiday season.
NEWS
December 15, 2003
Holiday sleigh ride, photos with Santa at Horizon farm Horizon Organic Farm has scheduled several events each weekend this month for the holiday season, including a hay/sleigh ride with hot cocoa and cider around the farm each Saturday through Christmas. Cost is $5 per person. Pictures with Santa will be available for $5 per person. Joyous Voices will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the third annual Santa Send-off Parade begins. Help send Santa back to North Pole to collect his gifts and prepare for his journey around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
By NICHOLAS TESTA | April 17, 2008
FAMILY COLORFUL GROUP Those who know the Doodlebops from their Disney Channel show know that their high-energy performances and fluorescent colors can't be confined to television. Their kid-friendly music and positive social message are broadcast in four countries and have propelled the group out on tour. Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle play music on piano, drums, guitar and even ukulele Sunday at the Lyric Opera House. The Doodlebops perform at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19.50-$39.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | December 14, 2006
This time last year, Jim Bailey was dressed in period garb at Fort McHenry's Yuletide Candlelight Tours, preparing to go to an imaginary ball. Bailey, a park ranger and volunteer coordinator, talked to visitors about what it was like to be at the Battle of Baltimore and invited them to join him later at the make-believe ball. After the tours finished, many of the visitors wished the dance was real, he said. This year, it will be. The fort hired a trio and Choreographie Antique, a historic dance ensemble from Goucher College, to perform in the visitor center during the candlelight tours Saturday.
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | December 10, 2006
If you ever wondered how Christmas was celebrated by civilians during the Civil War, you'll want to take the drive north to Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday for a Candlelight Christmas Tour of Shriver House Museum. The museum, once the home of saloon owner George Shriver, his wife, Hettie, and their children, will be decorated as it would have been in the 1860s. Visitors can take a candlelit guided tour of the home and see a candle-laden Christmas tree on the parlor table, handmade holiday greenery adorning the large room, milk and cookies set out by the children and many other decorations.
NEWS
By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | November 4, 2005
Behind the doors of 10 historic houses in downtown Annapolis, which will open to the public this weekend, the centuries have left their mark on the walls and the present-day inhabitants. The 2005 Annapolis by Candlelight tour, a self-guided tour from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, offers those interested in architecture and history a glimpse into some of the city's most treasured dwellings. Take George Brown, a film producer who recently moved into a rare 1774 terraced townhouse on 112 Duke of Gloucester St., in a cluster of Georgian residences originally known as Ridout Row. "When my wife and I got married, we went to Williamsburg, and we've always wanted to live in an 18th-century house," Brown said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | December 2, 2004
Decatur House See Washington's 1818 Decatur House in the same light the original residents did through Holiday Candlelight Tours: Parties and Politics. Today and for the next two Thursdays, get a taste for the society life of naval hero Stephen Decatur and his family by touring the house and learning about the VIPs who frequented it. The Decatur House, 1610 H St. N.W., Washington, offers candlelight tours at 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. today, Dec. 9 and 16. Admission is $5, and the Museum Shop is open until 8 p.m. for the holiday season.
NEWS
December 15, 2003
Holiday sleigh ride, photos with Santa at Horizon farm Horizon Organic Farm has scheduled several events each weekend this month for the holiday season, including a hay/sleigh ride with hot cocoa and cider around the farm each Saturday through Christmas. Cost is $5 per person. Pictures with Santa will be available for $5 per person. Joyous Voices will perform at 5 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, the third annual Santa Send-off Parade begins. Help send Santa back to North Pole to collect his gifts and prepare for his journey around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
By NICHOLAS TESTA | April 17, 2008
FAMILY COLORFUL GROUP Those who know the Doodlebops from their Disney Channel show know that their high-energy performances and fluorescent colors can't be confined to television. Their kid-friendly music and positive social message are broadcast in four countries and have propelled the group out on tour. Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle play music on piano, drums, guitar and even ukulele Sunday at the Lyric Opera House. The Doodlebops perform at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $19.50-$39.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | December 11, 1997
Candlelight house and walking tourSeven homes in historic Chesapeake City will open their doors for candlelight tours Saturday, each featuring decorations in a different holiday theme. Visitors will admire a Santa Claus collection, needlepoint creations and ceramic replicas of houses the 19th century town along the C&D Canal. And you'll be entertained by minstrel singers strolling from site to site.After touring the homes, take a walk through the beautifully decorated town or, for a treat, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage decked in holiday splendor for a look at the city.
NEWS
By Erika Hobbs and Erika Hobbs,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 2003
Curious about the Dutch Colonial on Hickory Avenue or the Victorian on Williams Street? Does the brick house on the grounds of the Liriodendron Mansion catch your eye? Satisfy your curiosity about the stately Bel Air dwellings as some of the picturesque town's most glamorous and historic homes open their doors to the public for the first time for a holiday charity tour Saturday night. "Every day I walk to school, and I think, `I would love to go in this or that house,' " said Bel Air Elementary School kindergarten teacher Deborah Leaf, the event's organizer.
NEWS
By Sue du Pont and Sue du Pont,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 29, 2001
AS A LIFELONG resident of downtown Annapolis, Abby Hutchinson has a real appreciation for the city's history and its varied architecture. So when Historic Annapolis Foundation asked her and her husband, Jamie, if they would open their Murray Hill home for its 10th annual Annapolis by Candlelight tour of houses, they were delighted. "We love the area and really appreciate what Historic Annapolis has done for the city," Abby Hutchinson said. "We go on the house tour every year and love to see what other houses are like inside, so I was more than happy to open our house.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.