Victorian Christmas Display at the Seymour Library

by Danielle Maerlender

On December 1st, the results of the collaboration between the Seymour Library, the Emily L. Knapp Museum and the College at Brockport came to life.

In the new local history room at the Seymour Library, museum internship student, Azzaria Davis, and museum volunteer, Sue Savard, put together a Victorian Christmas display that they have been organizing for past few months.

The display exhibits late nineteenth to early twentieth century games, clothing and toys that are part of the Emily Knapp’s collection. This glimpse into Christmastime during the Victorian era will be up for all to see at the library during the month of December.

Published by Emily L Knapp Museum

The Emily L. Knapp Museum is a municipal museum associated with the Village of Brockport. The museum is located on the second and third floors in the former home of one of Brockport’s most prominent families, the Seymours, while the first floor contains the Village of Brockport offices. Those who visit Brockport’s collection of local history will feel they’ve entered a time when the Erie Canal was the bustling commercial center of this Victorian village: when ladies wore high-laced shoes and skirts that scraped the slate sidewalks, and the gentlemen sported tall silk hats; when phonographs and stereopticon views as well as novels by our famed authoress, Mary Jane Holmes, entertained the masses. Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.

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