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  • Our Victorian Tea at the McAllister House was so much fun! It was fun to use the china and the tea set. Really gives you a thrill to think they took the same sort of teas there in that house over 100 years ago! Thanks for a great time!
    Susan Bailey

    Archive for September, 2010

    Comments from one of our prized docents

    September 27th, 2010

    The Beginning of a Victorian Revival!

    Last October my Museum Studies professor insisted we all meet him down town for a field trip of the McAllister House museum…as much as some protested we were duty bound. So at 3 o’clock in the afternoon we shuffled up to this tiny, picturesque cottage and I fell in love. Normally love of this caliber comes with a steady date on friday nights and a box of chocolates on select holidays, but the McAllister house has given me so much more- a revival of my passion for the Victorian Era.

    I’ve always been a Victorian junkie. I dare you to come and see my period drama DVD collection, or the insane amount of Victorian Gothic literature on my shelves. I’m like a twilight fan stuck in Regency England- but instead of yearning for Edward Cullen, my heart goes wild for lace gloves, antique opera glasses, and the sound of swishing silks… and now I’d found my ultimate high!

    It’s a quaint little place. Filled with charm, priceless valuables, hundreds of untold stories and millions of possible encounters. I unearthed a beaver muff last weekend from a cedar chest under the sleigh bed in the childrens’ room. Who’s muff was it? It’s labeled as a gift from Josh Fiston by way of Mr. Loveland for a young woman by the name of Anne. Were they lovers? Was he hopelessly devoted to her and so cemented her affections with gifts? Or are my romantic sensibilities going too far and its simply a beaver muff…we shall see.

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    Picnic on the lawn

    September 13th, 2010

    We were very pleased to have First Congregational Church hold their All-Church picnic on the grounds of McAllister House Museum on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Our location was selected because the McAllisters were very likely members of First Congregational Church during the time the church was founded and its location is but half a block from the Museum. Elizabeth and Henry McAllister would have thought this most appropriate and would have surely hosted if they’d been available!

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    Photos from Ice Cream Social

    September 1st, 2010

    Mr. Winfield Scott Stratton, carpenter on McAllister House Museum

    Mr. Winfield Scott Stratton, carpenter on McAllister House

    Flutes on the front porch

    Flutes on the front porch
    Great crowd

    Great crowd

    Vintage/Antique cars in front of the museum

    Vintage/Antique cars in front of the museum

    Rolo the clown and his balloon animals

    Rolo the clown and his balloon animals

    Love those cars

    Love those cars

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    Ice Cream Social

    September 1st, 2010

    Thanks to all who volunteered and participated in our Ice Cream Social on August 28, 2010. It was a huge success with flute music and barbershop quartet singing, antique and vintage cars, Rolo the Clown with balloon animals, free face painting, Mr. Winfield Scott Stratton strolling the grounds, nickel ice cream, hot dogs and lemonade, the Herb Society, Sweet Celebrations and more. About 130 people toured the museum keeping our wonderful and tireless docents busy but happy.

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