You are invited to join young Frank Hixon as he celebrates New Year’s with friends and family at the Hixon House!
It is December of 1881 and 19-year-old Frank, the eldest son of Gideon and Ellen, has returned home on holiday from his job at the Hixon and Company lumber plant in Hannibal, Missouri. His parents had just completed a major addition and redecoration of their home, so La Crosse residents were able to view the “spacious and recently re-furbished interior” at this festive reception. The house is decorated for Christmas, the punch, sandwiches, and cakes are plentiful, and the music is merry. Costumed first-person interpreters will guide and entertain all of Frank’s guests (our visitors)!
Dates and Times:
Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, December 15th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm (modified tours on this date)
Complimentary punch and cookies will be available in the Visitors Center afterward.
LCHS Members $6
Available on the LCHS Website
Contact Margaret Lichter, firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 782-1980