“an elegant 52-room neocolonial mansion”
Arbor Lodge, an elegant, 52-room neocolonial mansion, is the centerpiece of Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City. This gleaming white residence of J. Sterling Morton and his wife, Caroline, and its acres of stately oaks, maples, chestnuts and pines stand as monuments to this notable Nebraskan and his love for trees. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, the mansion exhibits holiday charm with a Victorian flavor in in One of four rooms in the Mortons' original 1855 home, Arbor Lodge's dining room appears as it might have for Christmas. its Twelve Rooms of Christmas celebration. Decorated throughout by individuals and groups from Nebraska City and local communities, the mansion is adorned as it might have been when the Mortons celebrated holidays there in the waning years of the 19th century. Since it began seven years ago, the celebration has grown beyond 12 rooms and now encompasses most of the first two floors. A current Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required for vehicles in the park.
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