A special musical performance by East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc and wife Marilyn Van Scoyoc on Saturday, December 18th at 1p.m., will be part of Victorian Christmas at the Moran Studio. From the balcony of the historic Moran studio, Peter and Marilyn Van Scoyoc will perform an instrumental duet of traditional holiday music, similar to what might have been performed at a festive turn-of-the-century Moran holiday party. The East Hampton Historical Society invites the community to enjoy this singular musical performance and enjoy the merriment, sights and sounds of a 19th century Victorian Christmas!
From Christmas cards to decorated trees and Christmas crackers, many of our best-known Christmas traditions are products of the Victorian era. The East Hampton Historical Society invites the community to discover the origins of many of today’s holiday customs, brought to life at Victorian Christmas at the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, on Main Street in East Hampton Village.
Be transported back to the 19th century at Victorian Christmas, a very special holiday exhibition featuring festive décor, period clothing, antique postcards, beautiful silver, and period toys. “Join the East Hampton Historical Society as we explore how so many of the holiday traditions that we associate with Christmas were popularized by Victorian-era families such as Mary Nimmo and Thomas Moran, and their children. Come see how the Morans decorated their tree and home, sang carols, sent greeting cards, and helped transform Christmas into the holiday we know and celebrate today,” said Steve Long, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society. Let your imagination wander to Christmas past as you tour the historic Moran Studio (circa 1884), and be inspired by the simple pleasures of the holiday season.
For more info, visit easthamptonhistory.org