On December 13th, 2014 the Latah County Historical Society had our annual Victorian Christmas party. The party was well attended by folks from Latah County and beyond, with over 200 people in attendance. We think this event was a great way to show off the McConnell Mansion in all of its Christmas splendor. In case you missed it, the Mansion is open from Tuesday-Friday from 1pm-4pm and is available for tours.
The fantastic holiday party took place in the afternoon. The event highlighted our biggest historical artifact, the McConnell Mansion. The Mansion was decorated to the hilt with Christmas decorations including two live Christmas trees. Any party at the McConnell Mansion would not have been complete without the assistance of the great LCHS events committee and membership who shared their favorite holiday cookies with everyone. This year there were two special highlights, the opening of a new exhibit and the Palouse Choral Society. The Palouse Choral Society sang throughout the event spreading cheer from the family parlor. The new exhibit is titled Departments of Latah County: Department Stores and Mercantiles across Latah County's History. While the choral society has gone the new exhibit will be up for a while yet.
Here are some photographs of this great event.
|One of the two Christmas trees upstairs in the Mansion.|
|Children's activities upstairs.|
|The stairway all dressed up.|
|The Palouse Choral Society at the Victorian Christmas Party.|
|LCHS Door greeting committee.|
|The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...|
Thank you very much for attending this year's Victorian Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Latah County Historical Society