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Purnell Museum will go Victorian for Christmas

(Dec. 4, 2014) On Saturday, Dec. 6, the Julia A. Purnell Museum invites guests to leave the holiday stress of the 21st century behind and return to a more genteel time during the museum’s annual Victorian Christmas Celebration.
Guests will sample old-fashioned treats and warm mulled cider to ward off the December chill.  Children will enjoy tasting lemon sticks, a soft peppermint stick stuck in a lemon half and used like a drinking straw. They will also create a traditional holiday craft to take home.
The museum will be decked out in its holiday finery, and a Victorian Christmas exhibit will be on display to educate guests about the origins of many of today’s familiar holiday customs. The museum’s gift shop offers a chance to pick up holiday gifts and stocking stuffers, including local books, home décor items and the museum’s popular old-fashioned clothespin doll kits.
The Victorian Christmas Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All of the special holiday
programming is included in the museum’s regular admission price of $2 for adults. Child admission is free courtesy of the Berlin-Ocean City Optimist Club.  
For more information, visit the museum’s Facebook page or