A Very Victorian Thanksgiving

a victorian thanksgiving

Most of us have grown up with the roasted turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, and stuffing (jury is still undecided on the cranberry sauce.) But, where do many of these conventional Thanksgiving dinner items come from?

Room Restoration Solves Riddle

image of a stained glass window at sarah winchesters beautiful estate

A room restoration at the Winchester Mystery House revealed a 100-year-old secret. Where did Sarah Winchester acquire her stained glass windows? An envelope hidden and preserved in a wall for over a century reveals the answer.

Rumored Hauntings at the Estate

HIDDEN IN THE CLOUDS

Ahead of the upcoming Friday the 13th Flashlight Tour on December 13th, 2019, where guests will have the opportunity to explore the house at nighttime with nothing but a flashlight, let’s delve into some of these ghostly visitations and the types of hauntings that they may represent.

A Haunted History

a ghostly appearance at the winchester mystery house

Mystery is a well-earned middle name for this San Jose Victorian mansion built by owner Sarah Pardee Winchester to, allegedly, appease spirits—, specifically those who had fallen to the famous Winchester rifle.

A San Jose Fruit Spread

One of the nation’s most productive agricultural regions, the Valley of Heart’s Delight, or the Santa Clara Valley.

The Victorian Aesthetic Legacy of Sarah Winchester

front of the winchester mystery house cloudy day

One of America’s most famous mansions may draw crowds for the invisible occupants, but the real magnificence is in the visible: those Victorian-era architectural trimmings. After all, the Winchester Mystery House has preserved items that pre-date, and survived the 1906 earthquake.