Portland, OR. Harry Potter’s in the house at the Pittock Mansion this holiday season. The theme of this year’s Pittock Mansion Christmas display is a Wonderful World of Books. The exhibit runs through January 5th, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm daily. From children’s classics to modern-day mysteries, this year’s display is a book lovers dream. Organizers invite you to experience the literary visions of local decorators as they transform the Mansion’s rooms into magical storybook settings. Here’s a look inside:
The wizarding world of Harry Potter
The dining room features A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens.
The fairytale of Cinderella features little birds and mice.
It’s made complete with Cinderella’s glass slippers.
There’s a display for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It the novella by Truman Capote published in 1958 upon which the famous film was based.
For the gourmets, Irma S. Rombauer’s The Joy of Cooking is a favorite.
The Joy of Cooking series is one of the world’s most widely read cookbooks series. It’s on display in the Pittock Mansion kitchen.
One table is set using The Tale of Peter Rabbit as a theme. The children’s book was written and illustrated by Beatrix Potter
Madeline is on display. The 1939 book was written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans,
“We were excited with this year’s theme because it gave the decorators an opportunity to highlight old favorites, like Beatrix Potter, as well as to be inspired by new favorites, such as Harry Potter,” Curator Patti Larkin explains. “While much of our content today arrives electronically there’s still a strong connection to printed books. Whether it’s a classic or just a light tale that piques our personal interest, the stories in books continue to resonate.”
Over 70 volunteers began developing their designs for 18 rooms of the Mansion last January. During the exhibit, volunteer musicians will be playing in the Music Room providing Christmas carols and festive music.
This year Pittock Mansion will be hosting a book drive from Monday, November 25 through Sunday, December 8 in collaboration with Community Action for Head Start children, aged 0-5. Full donation guidelines can be found here.
Tickets are available both online and onsite. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, $9 for youth and children 5 and under are free. More info at: http://pittockmansion.org/exhibits/
Pittock Mansion is a historic house museum in Portland, Oregon operated by the Pittock Mansion Society in collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation.
The Pittock Mansion Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the Pittock Mansion Society is to inspire understanding and stewardship of Portland history through Pittock Mansion, its collections, and programs.
Address: 3229 NW Pittock Drive, Portland, OR 97210
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