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November 29, 2013

Thompson House Victorian Christmas on tap

TAHLEQUAH — The first weekend in December brings the annual Thompson House Victorian Christmas, which offers an opportunity to find that just-right gift for someone on your list.

Thompson House Victorian Christmas begins Friday, Dec. 6, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 8. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

The historic Thompson House is the picturesque setting for the handcrafted, hand-made and other unique items for sale. Jewelry, holiday decorations, collectibles and rustics are just a few of the items to be found in the fully-restored Queen Anne house.

In addition to unique gift items, the kitchen at the Thompson House will have a variety of delicious selections for sale, including the ever-popular pepper jelly.

“Victorian Christmas is when the house is at its loveliest. The old-fashioned decorations add to the house’s beauty. You can tour the house while finding fabulous presents for almost everyone on your list,” said Xan Bryant, president of the Thompson House Board of Directors.

The Thompson House is at the corner of Choctaw Street and College Avenue, 300 S. College Ave. in Tahlequah, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1882 and was home to Dr. Joseph Thompson, a prominent Cherokee physician.

The Thompson House is a 501(c)3 organization and receives no city, county, state or federal funds.

It is entirely dependent on memberships and fundraisers, such as Victorian Christmas, for upkeep, and to provide programs, such History Day Camp, each year for Cherokee County elementary students.

For more information, call (918) 456-1595, look for the Thompson House on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thompsonhousetahlequah/, or visit the Tahlequah Area Tourism Council website at  www.TourTahlequah.com.

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