CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The historic Craik-Patton House at 2809 Kanawha Blvd. E. will present "A Civil War Christmas" at its annual holiday open house this weekend.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, Jim Getty, a historian from Gettysburg, will portray Abraham Lincoln and provide insight on Christmas in the White House. He also will discuss Lincoln's role in West Virginia statehood at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Seating is limited for lectures. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 304-925-5341.)
The open house is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and does not require reservations. These programs are free to the public and are presented with support from the state Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission. Local florists, keeping with the Civil War theme, will decorate each room of the Craik-Patton House.
The Craik-Patton house was built in 1834 by James Craik and is on the National Register of Historic Places.