The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night.
The residence exhibition “Holiday Entertaining” will focus on traditional du Pont family foods enjoyed during the holiday. Room displays include an afternoon tea, a traditional Christmas dinner, New Year’s calling family gathering, and a festive holiday lunch. The kitchen will be set up with desserts ready to be transported to the dining room for a traditional Twelfth Night party. Second-floor rooms will be decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas with toys, dolls and games for children.