A Joyful Tasha Tudor Christmas

The Wilson-Warner House, c. 1769, on the National Historic Register, in 2011 was changed into a magical Christmas exhibit with reference to the beloved children’s book illustrator Tasha Tudor. With nearly 100 books to her credit, Tudor was known for her folksy watercolor illustrations of early American life that included children, animals, flowers, and of course, Christmas. 

Christmas in Early America

Each room in the house was interpreted based on Tudor’s New England Christmas celebrations and illustrations where her life and her illustrations were one and the same. Tudor was a great protagonist of living a simple life, unfettered with modern technology. She wished that she could have lived in the 1830’s because she believed that she had that “pioneer spirit.” Tudor lived a life of joyous simplicity, always with her Corgi friends around her. Her home named Corgi Cottage was the subject of many photographic essays.

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