German feel to Christmas in Jacksonville this weekend

December 13, 2013 by  

This weekend, ‘Christmas with the Beekman’s’ will provide people with the opportunity to come out and learn how German families celebrate the holiday season, as well as how Christmas has always been celebrated at this historic location. The organizers have no doubt used a variety of printing services to broadcast information about this event to people in the community, as well as the surrounding areas.

The event will explore such matters as the German tradition of placing a precious blown-glass ornament in the shape of a pickle within their Christmas tree, the introduction of the modern day tree to Germany in 1841 by Prince Albert, and the very first Christmas card sent the year before that.

Families are invited to learn more about the origins of these holiday traditions, how the holiday season has always been celebrated in this historic home, and how this has shaped the way we celebrate the holiday today. Victorian Christmas tours will be provided by people dressed in period costumes, and the venue is notable in that it was once owned by the wealthiest Jacksonville pioneer family.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Christmas with the Beekman’s will be happening on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, from December 14 to December 22, at the Beekman House located at 470 E. California Street in Jacksonville, Oregon, just down the road from Medford. To learn more about this event, please visit the Beekman House website or call during business hours.