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The Ohio Village, a 19th Century working museum town next to the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio celebrates Christmas in the Victorian manner.  During the Christmas Season, the village transforms to a farming town of the late 1800s, decorated for the winter holidays. 

On a farming Christmas Eve in the 1800s, the adults told children teh story that if a child was very quiet and hid in the barn, he or she would hear the farm animals speak at midnight on Christmas Morning. It is the only day of the year that the animals speak and it is to proclaim the birth of the Christ Child.

When you see an old-time Christmas tree on display, decorated with carved farm animals, this is a commemoration of that tradition.

Vintage Handcrafted Christmas Decorations

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