Inaugural Victorian Splendor set at Breeding Home

The Bartholomew County Historical Society will recreate the enchantment of Christmas as it presents the first Victorian Splendor: Holidays at the Henry Breeding Home.

The event is scheduled for Dec. 1 to 3 at 13730 N. County Road 100W, near Edinburgh.

Guests will experience carolers on the lawn, music in the house, horse-drawn carriage rides, toys and other items belonging to the family, a display of crèches from the private collection of the late Xenia Miller, holiday crafts activities for children, storytelling, Father Christmas and a display of model trains in the barn. The home and barn will be dressed in customary holiday fineries.

Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

Tickets are $10 for historical society members, $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. Children younger than 3 will be admitted free. Advance tickets are available at the society office, 524 Third St., or at the door.

Information: 812-372-3541 or

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.