Farmington Historical Society brings ‘Christmas Through the Ages’ to life Dec. 14

FARMINGTON — Time travel with the Farmington Historical Society as it shares the experience of “Christmas through the Ages” Saturday, Dec. 14, with tours stepping off regularly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The society has arranged for participants to visit five homes, where costumed guides share information about five unique eras of Christmas celebrations. Period decorations, refreshments, music and costumes add a touch of era atmosphere to the festivities.
The periods are A Moravians Glimpse, 1740s; Colonial Maine, 1800s; The Victorian Home, 1850s; A Wartime Christmas, 1940s; and Prosperity at Christmas, 1950s.
“We are so excited to be able to bring this experience to Farmington,” says organizer and FHS Trustee Tom Saviello. “We hope to give people a feel for what life was like in those times.”
The homes are all within walking distance in downtown Farmington. A walking map will be provided and each site will be clearly marked with a lamp post and site number. Tour groups begin at the North Church and Moravian home and progress sequentially at 20-minute intervals. Each complete tour will last about two hours. Street parking is available on High Street, Church Street, Broadway, at Dr. James Creznic’s office lot and at Origin USA.
Tickets must be purchased in advance to secure the time of your choice and will be available at the Titcomb House during Chester Greenwood Day or by contacting Saviello at 207-645-3420, 207-240-5496 or for reservations. Write “Christmas Through the Ages” in the subject line.
Tickets will be mailed or available for pick up at The Mercantile once payment (cash or check) has been received. For more information, contact the Farmington Historical Society at