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The Timm House was built in 1873 as a Greek Revival “stick style” home for one of the founders of New Holstein, with an addition competed in 1892. This year’s Timm House Christmas offers a once in a lifetime chance to view a collection of “Oz” related items which have been collected by a local historic society member over a 45-year period. You won’t see this in Kansas, or anywhere else!
As in past Timm House Christmases, the first floor of the restored Victorian residence has undergone a holiday transformation. During the month of December each first floor room is decorated to depict an element of the famous children’s book series and hit 1939 movie that introduced us to the “Land of Oz.”
The 2019 tour theme is “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” celebrating the 80th anniversary of Robert Lewis May’s 1939 story which introduced Rudolph. 2019 is also the 70th anniversary of Gene Autry’s singing rendition of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” which was the #1 hit single record during the 1949 Christmas season.
The 2019 Timm House Christmas will feature all of the restored Victorian home’s downstairs rooms decorated with specific Rudolph artifacts and other Christmas decor related to the famous reindeer. Local musicians will also be on hand to play Christmas carols on the Timm family’s 1894 Steinway Box Grand piano. And, as always, there will be something tasty in the Timm House kitchen.
Dates for the self-guided Timm House Christmas tours continue on weekends in December: the 6th-8th, 13th-15th, and the 20th-22nd. Friday hours are 5 to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 11 am to 3 pm. Admission for ages 13 and over is $5.00, age six to 12 is $2.50 and five and under are admitted at no charge.
Admission for adults is $5, children 12 and under are $2.50.
A Timm House Christmas Address:
1600 Wisconsin Avenue
New Holstein, WI 53061
Note for outside of Christmastime: adjacent to the Timm House, the Pioneer Corner Museum is open on Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 4 pm from the first weekend in May through the final weekend of October. Admission is $7.00 for a single ticket to either the Timm House or Pioneer Corner Museum. A $10.00 combo ticket provides admission to both the TH and PCM. Admissions purchased with a combo ticket do not have to occur on the same day. Combo ticket for a child, 12 & under, is $5.00.
Special appointment tours are also available by calling (920) 898-5746.