Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
The historic Wrolstad-Quien Victorian home at 255 Mill Street, Scandinavia will be open for tour on Halloween Weekend: Saturday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Donations of $2 per person will support the Humane Society of Waupaca County.
Linda and Jon Durrant are hosting the Victorian House tour, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1893 by John and Mathea Wrolstad. Second owners, the Thomas and Maren Quien family, owned the house for 90 years, and third owners Linda and Jon Durrant purchased the house in 2007, beginning the home's restoration.
The Durrants are delighted to show visitors architectural features: faux bois woodwork, pocket doors, fret work (spandrels), etched glass doors, spoon carved woodwork and much more. Be sure to see their displays of century-old photographs and personal items belonging to the previous owner families.
Volunteers will provide a lunch of chili, booyah, and brownies at the site. Donations for the food will support the Scandinavia Public Library.
Artisans from near and far will be onsite demonstrating and displaying their work, as well as selling items. Featured artwork includes loomed rugs, bed quilts, paintings, embroidery, wood carvings, jewelry, holiday wreaths, and table decorations.
The owners of the home have carefully restored the Victorian home and researched the history of its previous owners. Due to the fine furnishings and detailed history presented, this event is suitable only for the most erudite of children and adults.
Information about the history of the previous homeowners and refurbishing of the home can be found at www.1893victorianfarmhouse.blogspot.com.
Lamp photograph by Linda Durrant.