THE MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS
The "Music of Christmas" will fill the air, and the rooms of New Holstein's Timm House, during the upcoming holiday season. Each downstairs room in the 1893 Victorian home will be decorated around the theme of a favorite Christmas carol. Each holiday season, members of the New Holstein Historical Society and friends decorate the restored home in a unified theme.
A forest of "O Tannenbaum(s)" with each tree covered in lights and decorated in a unique style will greet guests entering the formal living room. In the parlor, the true reason for the season is reflected as visitors will be taken "Away in a Manger" among numerous nativity sets of various styles displayed there. Two traditionally decorated Christmas trees will also lend old fashion ambiance to the room.
A special feature of the 2013 Timm House Christmas event will be the melodys emitting from the home's recently restored Steinway box grand piano. Located in the parlor, the piano is an original furnishing piece which belonged to the Timm family. Local pianists James Fett, Linda Hau, Jane Schroeder, Wendy Wieser, and MariJane and Scott Weir will take a turn at the Steinway keyboard to provide the music of Christmas during this holiday season.
A glance into the Timm House master bedroom will have visitors dreaming of a "White Christmas". A white feather tree, quilt, stockings, and a full size tree filled with white ornaments will set the mood for sweet holiday dreams. A partridge in a pear tree, 12 drummers drumming and all that comes between are highlighted in the formal dining room as "The Twelve Days of Christmas" reigns supreme as the musical theme in that room.
Closing out the musical themed tour will be "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" in the kitchen. Cookies and hot cider will be served in that locale to be enjoyed by guests as they view a collection of charming Rudolph memorabilia.
The Timm House will be open for the holiday event on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 PM beginning with the November 30 Saturday and running through the December 22 Sunday. Sunday, December 15 will offer special open hours of 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission for the event is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children with all proceeds to benefit of the New Holstein Historical Society. Be sure to attend this special event and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of a Timm House Christmas.