Even in the Holiday season, Athens finds a way to add its special touch to traditional events! The Holiday Spirits Museum Theatre Tour on December 8th is part house tour, part theatrical show, and full of Holiday celebration of southern heritage. It's the perfect event for those heritage buffs looking to treat themselves or loved ones to a special night in Athens.
The tour consists of four stops at the four House Museums in Athens. Theatrical performances at three houses give glimpses into the holiday celebrations of 19th century Athenians.
At the Church-Waddel-Brumby House, enjoy a vignette (a brief evocative description, account, or episode; in theatrical form) of UGA President Moses Waddel's troubles with playful UGA students. At the T.R.R. Cobb House, watch the story of the Cobb family slaves. The Taylor-Grady House will act as the tours intermission with an opportunity to sample and purchase the Beyond the Hedges Cookbook by the Athens Junior League. This year, the Circle Ensemble Theatre Company has created an entirely new vignette for the Ware-Lyndon House focusing on the life-long friendship between Dr. Lyndon and his family's slave companion "Uncle Peter".
You'll be lead by tour guides, but the professional actors and the houses interiors will speak for themselves. Prepare to feel transported through 100 years of Southern arts. This very special, one-day event brings out the best of Athens' unique blend of southern heritage and energetic entertainment by adding live theatre vignettes at stops along the tour!
The two-hour Holiday Museum Mile Tours will depart from the Ware-Lyndon House Parking Lot at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12. Find more information or make reservations at the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation website.