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Victorian Thanksgiving

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Thursday, November 01, 2012 08:00am - 05:00pm
by millie.lange

"The Blessings of the Table: Thanksgiving at Clover Lawn," a recreation of the festive Thanksgiving celebrations of the 1870s will be featured November 1-18 at the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site in Bloomington. The Mansion will be decorated for Thanksgiving from November 1-18 and each day the bountiful foods, family celebrations and charitable customs of the period will be featured.

This year's Thanksgiving at the Davis Mansion also will showcase a living history program Saturday, November 3, "A Bountiful Feast," which will offer the servant's perspective on this lavish Victorian holiday observance. Areas not usually open to the public may be visited. This special live theatrical event will be offered Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regular tours of the Davis Mansion are free and open to the public and are offered Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The site will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays as well as Electrion Day Tuesday, November 6 and Friday, November 9 for Veterans Day.