Daniel Harrison House, circa 1749
An Old Fashioned Christmas at the Daniel Harrison House
Sallie's Magnificent 1880's Victorian Dollhouse!
The dollhouse was designed and hand built by John and Paulina Walters of Union Center, New York, around 1975.
The furniture, rugs, curtains and other furnishings are original to the house. Special features include windows
that open, individual drawers that can be opened, turned spindles,and working electric glass fixtures.
Nancy and Janet's Amazing Antique Doll Collection!
Mr. Eddie Black's Fascinating
Antique Train and Toy Collection!
Christmas 2022 marked the beginning of a new tradition at Fort Harrison. Our first night theme was "'Twas the Night Before Christmas". Visitors learned about Santa Claus in the 19th Century,
heard a storyteller, and sang along with some old fashioned Christmas carolers.
The second night theme was "Joy to the World" and visitors enjoyed a live nativity scene and heard the Christmas story from
a talented group of biblical storytellers. Everyone enjoyed the
music for the evening.
Exhibits in the house included antique dolls and toys and a huge Victorian style dollhouse.
Our young visitors decorated their own gingerbread man to take home, along with two children's books on Christmas and some yummy kettlekorn.
Outside the house, visitors viewed five Christmas trees, sponsored by businesses in the Dayton community.
Scan the photos below to learn more about Fort Harrison's
Old-Fashioned Christmas events!
New Beginnings Church Live Nativity Scene
As part of Fort Harrison's Christmas celebration, businesses in the Dayton area were asked to support our historic site by sponsoring trees that were displayed in our yard. Below are the five trees that were sponsored - our thanks to everyone who supported this new fund raiser!
Old Fashioned Kettle Korn Company