19th Century Christmas


Looking for a genuine, non-commercial holiday experience for you

and your family? Immerse yourselves in the traditional joys of the

holidays at our 19th Century Christmas celebration! Simple, heartfelt expressions of the season come to life through live music, festive

holiday trimmings and homespun arts and crafts – all designed to help

keep the season sweet, sane and simple. Join us for a jolly time at

Deere-Wiman House and Butterworth Center, where you’ll find:


Beautiful decorations throughout both homes

Exclusive appearance by Santa Claus. (bring your camera!)

Free book for each of Santa’s first 400 visitors

Performance by the Moline Boys Choir at Butterworth Center

Face painting for children and caricature artist

Art show and Children’s make-and-take crafts (sponsored by Left Bank Art

   League) in the Deere-Wiman Carriage House

Children's make-and-take crafts

   (sponsored by WQPT Quad Cities PBS) in the Education Center



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