Georgia Magazine - December 2009 - (Page 14)

A Victorian Christmas Discover the magic behind the windows in Summerville BY VIRGINIA DAVIS • PHOTOS BY BRENDA COOPER Y ou might think that you have gone back in time if you visit Summerville in Northwest Georgia this holiday season. From Thanksgiving until Christmas, life-size figures depicting events during the Victorian era adorn the downtown store windows. The scenes represent the era both at home and abroad. The project was begun four years ago by local volunteers with lots of enthusiasm and miscellaneous donations. The windows have grown in size, number and quality and present a unique, historical representation of Christmases past. “The fellowship and camaraderie Background: Summerville resident Taylor Ratliff looks into the Toy Shoppe window. Above: Re-enactors mix with Civil War figures. Right: Victorian touches, donated or created by volunteers, adorn most store display windows. 14 GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - December 2009

Georgia Magazine - December 2009
Picture This?
Georgia News
A Victorian Christmas
It’s a holiday tradition!
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - December 2009