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Order a Hand-crafted Holiday Wreath! Deadline: Dec. 1st

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:49

Once again this holiday season, the Wakefield Estate is taking orders for its popular hand-crafted, locally-sourced holiday wreaths. The wreaths are 18-30 inches in diameter and can be hung or used as a holiday centerpiece. The deadline to order a wreath is Friday, Dec 1; order by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Wreaths will be available for pick up at the Wakefield Estate (1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton) during the week of Dec. 4-8. The wreaths are $35-$50; all proceeds benefit the Wakefield Charitable Trust's educational programming and Bus Fund.

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Catch the Holiday Spirit at our Annual Holiday Open House 12/13-17

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:32

We hope you will join us at our annual holiday open house Dec 13th through 17th. It's a chance to get into the holiday spirit and see the historic Davenport Mansion decked out in beautiful greens and holiday decorations.
The Holiday Open House will kick-off with a reception Wednesday, December 13th from 4-8 pm with light refreshments and hot drinks; suggested donation for the reception is $10, $5 for members.
Holiday Open House visiting hours continue daily from Thursday, December 14 - Sunday Dec 14, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Handmade wreaths will be available for purchase throughout the open house hours to help get you started on your own holiday decorations. Admission to the open house is a suggested donation of $5, members are free. Group rates are available. To rsvp for the Opening Reception or arrange a group visit, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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Merry Historic Milton: Progressive Tasting Trolley Tour Dec. 15th

Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:24

Join an exclusive progressive tasting event through three historic mansions in Milton: Forbes House Museum, the Wakefield Estate, and the Eustis Estate. Each house will be decorated for the holidays and feature one course and one beverage, drawing inspiration from the Christmas traditions of New England. 

Begins at Forbes House with appetizers and a discussion of the history of Christmas in America. Continue with a cozy stop by the fireside at the Wakefield Estate for a savory dish, then on to the Eustis Estate for a nightcap and dessert. 

Meet at the Forbes House Museum, 215 Adams Street, Milton, Mass. A trolley will take you between each site and return you to Forbes House at the end of the tour. 

$90 for members of Historic New England, Forbes House, or Wakefield Estate
$100 nonmembers 

Choose between two start times (tour lasts three hours):

6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.) 

Limited tickets available and advance purchase is required. Buy tickets online at this link or call 857-317-2511. 

In the event of a snow storm, the tour will be held Saturday, December 16.

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Wreath Making Workshop Nov. 30th

Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:14

The Wakefield Estate will hold its popular wreath-making workshop Thursday, November 30th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Participants will create a fabulous holiday wreath for their door with locally-sourced fancy evergreens. This workshop will begin at 6:30 pm with a short demonstration by Landscape Director Deb Merriam on how to make a wreath base from locally sourced greens. After that, Lisa Ahern from Cedar Grove Gardens, will show how to embellish that plain base and turn it into a custom-made show stopper! All materials provided but feel free to bring your own decorations. If extra wreaths are produced, they will be sold as part of our Holiday Wreath Sale. The fee for this class is $40; $28 for members. Space is limited and registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22.

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