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The public is invited to enjoy an 1860s Victorian Christmas during candlelight tours of the Hunter-Dawson home. Tours will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with candlelight tours from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 11 and 12 at the historic site.   The house, aglow with the warmth of oil lamps and candles, will be decorated with fresh greenery, Christmas trees and 1860s style ornaments. Site staff will be wearing Victorian era fashions and refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Missouri State Parks and is free and open to the public. Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid. For more information, contact the site at 573-748-5340. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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