The Hancock Historical Museum will host the 26th annual Victorian Christmas Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14.

This year’s event will be held at the Glick-Etler House, a farmhouse owned by Nathan and Lauren Etler near Jenera. The home was built in 1853 by Lauren’s great-great-great-grandfather, Anthony Glick, a German immigrant and survivor of the Famous Dove shipwreck.

For over 25 years, the dinner has taken guests on a trip back in time to experience what a typical Christmas dinner would have been like during the latter half of the 19th century. The Victorian Christmas Dinner Committee does extensive research to make the dinner as authentically Victorian as possible. This year, the committee will also emphasize the German ancestry and country living traditions associated with the house.

Upon their arrival, guests will be greeted by coachmen and a butler, and they will be served wassail and appetizers while touring the home. A four-course meal will follow, prepared by Chef Jonah Agner, owner of The Food Store and Greenhorn Restaurant in Bluffton. A variety of traditional homemade savories will follow the meal, including sugar plums, mints, candied orange and grapefruit peel, spiced pecans and pulled taffy. Christmas carolers and instrumentalists will provide entertainment throughout the evening.

Reservations are $85 for museum members and $100 for nonmembers prior to Nov. 15. After that date, the cost is $95 for museum members and $110 for nonmembers. Reservations may be made with payment at the museum, 422 W. Sandusky St., during regular operating hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, or online at

Space is limited. The names and addresses of all people in the party are needed when making a group reservation. Call the museum at 419-423-4433 for more details.