The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - LO­CAL NEWS -

Selma Man­sion, 1305 W. Airy St., was built around an ex­ist­ing struc­ture by Gen­eral An­drew Porter, an Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War sol­dier, in 1794 and is one of the one of the most his­toric struc­tures in Nor­ris­town.

Although ren­o­va­tions are in var­i­ous stages of de­vel­op­ment, the stripped­down el­e­gance of the house adapted hand­somely to the hol­i­day touches, noted or­ga­nizer Michae­lene Wal­ski.

“The house looks great with the Vic­to­rian dec­o­ra­tions,” said Wal­ski, who or­ga­nized the event with fel­low board mem­bers Dee Kirk­patrick and Brid­get Bur­get Clarke.

“The down­stairs is dec­o­rated and we have dif­fer­ent trees in each room. There will be a sta­tion where vis­i­tors can make or­na­ments and string pop­corn and cran­ber­ries for gar­lands.”

A va­ri­ety of home­made Christ­mas cook­ies will be avail­able, from short­bread to pump­kin fla­vored.

Since no hol­i­day event would be com­plete with­out Christ­mas car­ols, the Colo­nial Rev­el­ers will be on hand to en­ter­tain the crowd with tra­di­tional fa­vorites.

Among the ven­dors will be Mari­ae­lena Pas­calKauff­man with her Looks of Lore hand­made jewelry and ac­ces­sories.

“She has been a great sup­port to Selma from the first craft fair we held,” noted Wal­ski, who said Vic­to­rian Hol­i­day will wind down a busy year at Selma.

“This is our last event for the year. We’re hop­ing to start up again in March,” she said.

Wal­ski noted that the di­verse at­trac­tions at Selma Man­sion have been shown to have a wide ap­peal.

“By host­ing the Vic­to­rian Hol­i­day, the craft fairs, the Haunted House, it caters to a va­ri­ety of peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.”


The Selma Man­sion in Nor­ris­town will be dec­o­rated for “A Vic­to­rian Hol­i­day.”


Sev­eral Christ­mas trees will high­light Selma Man­sion’s Vic­to­rian Hol­i­day event on Satur­day.


Selma Man­sion is lo­cated at 1301 W. Airy Street in Nor­ris­town.

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