Victorian Christmas in Edinburg – Touring the Shenandoah Valley

Historic Marker

Historic Marker

I recently spent a cold Saturday night supporting the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and touring 12 area homes and churches as part of the “Victorian Christmas in Edinburg, 2010 Sixth Annual Candlelight Parlor Tours.” You can view a sites we visited at the Town of Ediburg’s website.

Some of the homeowners were especially welcoming and laid out impressive spreads of punches, wines, and Christmas treats, and one family had an entertainment room with carol singing! All were happy to let us into their homes, and some told us about the history, renovations they’ve made, and plans for the future.

We toured the Theater Shenandoah (which needs volunteers to help with renovations, so get in touch with them!), Edinburg Christian Church, and we popped into St. Paul’s Heritage Center.

We enjoyed touring the church and getting to know some of the members.
We were extremely impressed by “A Small Hand,” a room at the Christian Church which serves as an emergency pantry for infants in need. In addition to week’s supply of formula, food, and disposable diapers, families may choose some clothes for the infant.

***If you know of a Shenandoah County family enrolled in WIC and SNAP with an infant in need, please call 540-933-6313.***

I hope you’ll consider joining the tour next year. You can visit homes from the 1800s that are absolutely beautiful. I didn’t take pictures inside of the homes, and I only took a few outside because it was so dark, but hopefully you’ll get an idea of how great the tour is!

Edinburg Christian Church

Edinburg Christian Church

The Murray House

The Murray House

The Mill House

The Mill House

Campbell Farm

Campbell Farm

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

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