People across the Ohio Valley are decorating their houses for the holiday season, and the Oglebay Mansion is no exception.
Local decorators have been donating their time and skills to decorate the mansion for the holidays since 1974.
This year’s theme is “A Storybook Celebration,” so the decorators had to tie that theme into their assigned room.
Decorators are volunteers, but they have to follow certain guidelines to maintain the historic value of the home.
“We do have requirements because you’re decorating a historic house, so you can’t use wire. You can’t use glitter. These are things that will hurt the historic fabric of the very things that we’re trying to collect and preserve. There are very strict guidelines to adhere to, but as long as people are willing to do that, that’s a good thing,” said Holly McCluskey, Curator of Glass with Oglebay Institute.
If you would like to see the decorations at the Mansion, you can take a tour anytime from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The rooms will remain decorated through January 8th.