Victorian Christmas

2015 EXHIBITS: JULY 19 – SEPTEMBER 5. Christmas in July (and beyond) at the Judge Eghart House. Celebrate quaint Victorian traditions.  From the music, to the toys, to the decorations, take a trip back in the happiest season of all!

Victorian Xmas 2014 Parlor Tree Closeup
Feather Tree
Victorian Xmas 2015 Parlor Feather Tree and Gifts
Feather tree with ornaments
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Orange cone.
Victorian Christmas 2015 Bedroom Stockings
Christmas stockings.
Victorian Christmas 2015 Entry Stair Decos
Green fir garland and red bows.
Mistletoe.
Victorian Xmas 2015 Middle Room Arch
Garland entry to the parlor.

Victorian Textiles

2015 EXHIBITS: MAY 24- JULY 12.  Whether the beauty and intricacy of hand-sewn quilts grabs your attention, or you are curious about what Victorian clothing looks like, this special display had something for everyone.  The display about textiles featured a quilt turning.

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Victorian Donations

Other local families have contributed items to the house from the 1850 – 1900 period.  They include Wild Rose tea set, hand painted, along with glassware, a serving bowl and tray and textiles.  A beautiful white lawn shirt waist and camisole is on display in the bedroom, and a white lawn christening gown adorns the black walnut cradle.  A pre-Civil War era doll with china head, feet and hands.  The Eghart House contains an outstanding collection of Victorian furniture and other household goods.

Where Time Stood Still

Bruce and Carol Bamberg
Bruce and Carol Bamberg

2013 SPECIAL EVENT: The Judge Eghart House hosted a book signing, July 21, for “Where Time Stood Still” booklet, written by Bruce and Carol Bamberg.  Bruce Bamberg is a descendant of the Eghart family, and referenced family letters to write the book from the point of view of each of the Eghart family members.

Technology of the Victorian Era

Typewriter
Typewriter
Sewing machine
Sewing machine
Bread machine
Bread machine

2013 EXHIBITS: JULY 14 – SEPTEMBER 1. The people of the Victorian era were gadget lovers and highly inventive folks. During the last half of the nineteenth century, many of our everyday tools were invented, such as the Domestic sewing machine in 1861.

Civil War Hero Edward Blake

Amelia Blake Crazy Quilt
Amelia Blake Crazy Quilt

2013 EXHIBITS: MAY 26 – JULY 7. During the sesquicentennial commemoration of the battle of Gettysburg, the Judge Eghart House celebrated one of Port Washington’s best known Civil War heroes, Edward Blake.  Photographs and memorabilia of his life were on display.  This modest and fearless young man saved his regiment’s flag during “one of the fiercest fights of the whole war”.

The Gardens

2012 SPECIAL EVENT: Mrs. Eghart was known for her lilacs which she sold in Milwaukee.   There were many parties hosted outside in the warmer months. Several lilac bushes still bloom on the property each spring.  In 2012 we were honored to be a part of the Port Washington Garden Walk, on July 14.  We showcased our potted and cutting gardens.Garden (4) Garden (3) Garden (2) Garden (1)