Date(s) & Time(s)::
Weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 9:00 AM until 5:00 AM from December 1, 2012 until December 22, 2012
Location: Kearney Mansion
FRESNO HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS
CHRISTMAS AT KEARNEY MANSION
After a seven-year hiatus, the Fresno Historical Society is thrilled to announce the return of “Christmas at Kearney Mansion.” Events include Victorian Christmas teas, corporate parties, school tours, open houses, and a members’ only day. Christmas tree and wreath sponsorships available.
Join the Fresno Historical Society in celebrating the return of “Christmas at Kearney
Mansion” and the 50th anniversary of Kearney Mansion Museum!
Step back in time for a Victorian turn-of-the-century holiday gathering. Reserve your seats for friends, family, co-workers, or club members and experience an afternoon of tea, sandwiches, entertainment, desserts, and a period gift. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Kearney Mansion decorated for the holidays, or shop for gifts reminiscent of Christmas past in the Kearney Museum Store. Back by popular demand, this event has limited availability. Options and prices are below:
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEAS AT KEARNEY MANSION
(a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 30 at each sitting)
$25 for members, $35 for non-members, + $5 vehicle park entrance fee
Friday, December 7 (1 p.m.)
Friday, December 7 (3 p.m.)
Saturday, December 8 (11 a.m.)
Saturday, December 8 (1 p.m.)
Friday, December 14 (1 p.m.)
Friday, December 14 (3 p.m.)
Saturday, December 15 (11 a.m.)
Saturday, December 15 (1 p.m.)
Thursday, December 20 (1 p.m.)
Thursday, December 20 (3 p.m.)
Friday, December 21 (1 p.m.)
Friday, December 21 (3 p.m.)
Reservations are required and are non-refundable. Please call the Fresno Historical
Society at 559-441-0862.
Students $4m Adult Chaperone $5, Teachers Free
Students experience turn-of-the-century family holiday traditions and a Victorian holiday craft in the Kearney Carriage House.
December 4 - 21, Tuesdays through Fridays beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Reservations are non-refundable. Please contact Curator Sharon Hiigel at 559-441-0862.
CORPORATE/BUSINESS CHRISTMAS PARTIES AT KEARNEY MANSION
(Standing capacity 75, seated capactiy 30)
Saturday, December 8
Saturday, December 15
Saturday, December 22
Please contact Cindy Wathen, Fresno Historical Society Director of Public Relations and Events, for information on pricing, terms, and availability.
MEMBERS ONLY OPEN HOUSE AT KEARNEY MANSION
Free plus $5 vehicle park entrance fee
Become a Fresno Historical Society member and enjoy a free afternoon of holiday music, sweets, and punch at historic Kearney Mansion!
Saturday, December 1 (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Reservations not required.
SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE AT KEARNEY MANSION
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students and Children 12 and under $6, Children ages 3 and under, free. Plus $5 vehicle park entrance fee.
Sunday, December 2 (1:00 – 4 p.m.)
Sunday, December 9 (1:00 – 4 p.m.)
Sunday, December 16 (1:00 – 4 p.m.)
Reservations not required.
Please contact Cindy Wathen at 559-441-0862 for more information or visit www.valleyhistory.org
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
For the first time, the Fresno Historical Society is offering unique sponsorship opportunities for Christmas at Kearney Mansion. Please ask for our sponsorship packet. All options are designed to suit your desired level of contribution. Customized opportunities available. Some of the many options include:
-Your name in the Event Program that will be distributed to approximately 2,000 attendees
-Your name, logo, and hyperlink on the Society’s website - valleyhistory.org
-Recognition in the Grapevine, Society’s newsletter
-Tickets to the Sunday Open House on December 9th
-Opportunity to sponsor a 40” Christmas wreath prominently displayed in Kearney Mansion. Wreath sponsors may decorate their wreath to their own theme or design. All design plans require submittal and approval by November 28th.
-Opportunity to sponsor a Christmas tree in the Children’s Room, Lady’s Room, Music Room, or Kearney’s Bedroom. Christmas tree sponsors may decorate their tree to their own theme or design. All design plans require submittal and approval by November 28th.
-Opportunity to sponsor the 8-foot Kearney Mansion Christmas tree table top in the Estate Office. Christmas tree sponsors may decorate their tree to their own theme or design. All design plans require submittal and approval by November 28th.
-Opportunity to sponsor the Kearney Carriage House/Children’s Craft Area. This sponsor may decorate the Carriage House to their own theme or design. All design plans require submittal and approval by November 28th.
In-kind sponsorships are also available for media, food and beverage, and entertainment contributions. Contact Cindy Wathen, Fresno Historical Society Director of Public Relations and Events, at 559-441-0862 for customized in-kind sponsorship and benefit details.
Christmas Tree and Wreath Sponsorship Details
Professional interior designers and florists who make a living with their creative know-how, as well as those who have a knack for holiday crafting, are invited to share their expertise and enthusiasm by decorating one of the Kearney Mansion Christmas trees or wreaths. These unique sponsors can arrange for their own decoration or coordinate with the Fresno Historical Society to arrange for a professional design. All designs must be submitted and approved by November 28th.