The best way to learn about historic houses is to look at them closely, and the most fun way to look at them closely is to do a puzzle showing a wonderful historic house! So, we made a unique and interesting collection of Historic House Puzzles for you to enjoy!
The tradition of bringing greenery and light into the house during the darkest time of the year is ancient, predating Christianity by thousands of years. The tradition was largely lost in northern Europe by the 19th century, except in some Germanic communities.
Following her marriage to German Prince Albert, England’s Queen Victoria reintroduced the Christmas tree to Britain when an engraving published in 1848 featured the Queen, the Prince, and their children decorating a tree.
This was just five years after Charles Dickens had published “A Christmas Carol,” introducing the world to Mr. Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the ghostly Christmas Eve visitors to Scrooge’s chamber. Between Dickens and Prince Albert, Christmas as we know it was born.
The restoration of this room to its 1827 appearance is an Example Project in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners “
Click on the dashed box at the top-right in the puzzle box below to open the puzzle to full screen. In the top left, you can change the number of pieces (100 pieces is the default), toggle piece rotation, and change the background color. Then hit “OK” and have fun!