A Dickens Of A Good Time At The Conrad-Caldwell Candlelight Christmas Tour

About this episode


In the early 1800s Christmas was not the festive holiday it is today. Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens helped change that. In fact, through Victoria’s influence on popular culture and Dickens’ literary reach, these two important figures helped create and spread many of the holiday traditions that we still follow today.

In this special holiday episode, Candy and Ashley (along with their husbands, Kirk and Brian) celebrate the Victorian Christmas, often referred to as the Dickens Christmas, with a field trip to the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Join the two couples as they share their reactions to a candlelight tour of this stunning historic home, including fascinating insights shared by tour guides and the director of the Conrad-Caldwell House. This is one holiday treat you won’t want to miss!

Website for the Conrad-Caldwell House: https://conrad-caldwell.org/

*Many thanks to Chris Church, the Executive Director of the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, and the many volunteers who spoke to us during the tour!

*Note: Neither Candy nor Ashley was paid by the Conrad-Caldwell House for the field trip or their review. 

#CharlesDickens #QueenVictoria #ConradCaldwellHouse #CandlelightChristmas #Louisville 

Show Notes for Episode 67!

A drawing of Victoria and Albert with their children, around a Christmas tree     Source: BBC

Above is a gallery of images Ashley took while on the field trip to the Conrad-Caldwell House during the Candlelight Tour

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