Point of Honor will be decorated with native greens and authentic holiday table settings based on Federal-era traditions. Christmas in 1815 was quite different from today. Homes were decorated with greenery but usually in a simple, natural fashion. Families visited with one another and greeted Christmas morning with toasts, the firing of guns into the air, and serving the best food and drink available.
The dining room and other areas in the house will exhibit food and table settings from a typical holiday bill of fare from 1815. Refreshments will be served in the Carriage House and a harpist will perform from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The Gift Shop will offer 10% off during the event on unique gifts such as books, prints, ceramics, and other special gift items, all with a Lynchburg connection.