Victorian Christmans celebrated in Genoa

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See how Christmas was celebrated 100 years ago during Victorian Christmas, Nov. 28 through Dec. 8, at the Dake House in Genoa.

The Dake House will be decorated in a Victorian-era Christmas theme and the staff will dress in period costumes. Refreshments will be served.

The Dake House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1870 by Genoa undertaker C.W. Dake. In 1909, the house was sold to Pony Express rider T.P. Hawkins, whose family lived there until 1942. It sat empty until Gottlieb and Bernice Huber purchased and restored it in 1962.

The house has been a justice of the peace office, post office and was used in the movie "Charlie Varrick," starring Walter Matthau.

The Dake House is next to the Genoa Post Office at Antiques Plus, 2242 Main St., Genoa, and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 to Dec. 8. Admission is free. Information, Bob and Martha Williams, 782-4951.


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