A Victorian Christmas decoration collection will be featured during the month of September at the Wintergreen Arts Center.

The collection, created by the Presque Isle Historical Society’s Kim Smith, features dozens of Victorian era inspired handmade decorations. Those include centerpieces, wreaths, cards, ornaments, as well as floral designs such as a life-size evergreen gown.

An opening reception will be held September 6, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, during Presque Isle’s First Friday Downtown Art Walk.

Presque Isle Historical Society
Presque Isle Historical Society

Smith says the exhibit takes the viewer on a trip back to the past. “The handcraftsmanship involved in creating these Victorian Christmas decorations offers a glimpse back in time, to the years 1837 to 1901, when Queen Victoria reined in Great Britain."

To help transport visitors back to nineteenth century holiday times, refreshments will include sugar plums, wassail punch, and other Victorian era treats.

Smith’s Victorian Christmas decoration collection is usually kept at the 1875 Vera Estey House Museum on Third Street in Presque Isle, where it will also be on display in December during the Museum’s Victorian Christmas celebration.

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