Lovers of history, elegant historic homes and iconic American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) will enjoy a 1863-themed holiday open house at the Homer House set in the Belmont mansion that inspired Homer's early art and life.
The house, located at 661 Pleasant St., will be open to the public at:
- Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 8, Noon to 4 p.m.
Tour the decorated 1853 Homer House, be welcomed by costumed greeters, enjoy refreshments and music, and view exhibits of Winslow Homer's original illustrations of winter pastimes and the Civil War. Homer, a 27 years old Belmont resident in 1863, was at the front with the Army of the Potomac as a special artist for Harper's Weekly.
Admission at the door: $10 adults, $5 teens and children. Proceeds benefit the preservation of this historic site, maintained by the Belmont Woman's Club, a 501c3 organization.
For more information, call 617-484-4892 or send an email at www.belmontwomansclub.org.