Take your kids back in time this weekend at the governor’s mansion in Des Moines. The Terrace Hill Foundation’s hosting a Victorian Children’s Holiday tea today (Saturday) and the foundation’s Alissa McKinney says kids will enjoy it.The first and second floors of the mansion will be open for tours, and during the tea 2 storytellers will appear in costume and read “The Night Before Christmas,” and then all the kids will make a Victorian ornament they can take home. McKinney says this is part of an expanding repertoire of events that appeal to families. This summer there was a kids’ day camp, in the fall an event they dubbed “Scare-Us Hill,” all part of what she describes as a new “path” to start kids on the way to a love of the Terrace Hill historic mansion. She promises all kids will find the weekend event entertaining. She says both girls and boys will have fun, and adds boys had lots of fun at the summer’s Victorian Day Camp — adding it’s entertaining for kids from age four to 100. Tickets are fifteen dollars for kids, 20 for adults, and there are two Victorian Tea events today, at eleven A.M. and at three this afternoon.
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