Do you enjoy architecture tours? The Purcell-Cutts home is located in Minneapolis and open for tours by appointment only. A Prairie School-Style home, and the tour is about 45 minutes. The Purcell Cutts Tour is geared more for adults or kids that are a little older. During the winter months they offer special holiday tours, otherwise typically the home is open to the public the second weekend of each month. There will be tours this weekend and there are still time slots available. There is a small fee but at only $5 a person it’s a thrifty price.
**Note- Winterlights visitors must meet at the 3rd Ave entrance of Mia for transportation to the Purcell-Cutts house. The shuttle leaves Mia 15 minutes before scheduled tour times at the house.
Winterlights tours of the Purcell-Cutts House are given on weekends November 24–December 30th. Reserve at Mia’s Visitor Services desks, by calling 612.870.3000, or online.
Designed by William Purcell and George Elmslie in 1913, the Prairie School-style Purcell-Cutts House will be decorated for the holidays to reflect the upper-middle-class, “progressive” lifestyle of the Purcells around 1915. Forty-five minute tours led by costumed docents will emphasize the gifts, toys, food, and social traditions of the period that the Purcells might have enjoyed. For example, many people had begun to reject Victorian knickknacks in favor of useful gifts that reflected modern aesthetic values of simplicity and function. Decorations include a Christmas tree decorated mainly with handmade paper ornaments, some in the Japanese style.
- About the Author
- Latest Posts
Kristi is married with twin daughters. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the south metro area. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.
Leave a Reply