Thomas Hill House readies for Christmas season

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) The Thomas Hill House in Bangor is all decked out for Christmas..

They do their official unveiling for members Thursday but we got a sneak peek of what's in store for visitors.

This year's theme is "A Christmas Carol" since the Charles Dickens classic novel is celebrating 175 years.

Each room is decorated by a different sponsor, sticking with the novel's Victorian background.

There's also a new portrait addition to their historical collection.

Risteen Bahr, President of the Bangor Historical Society says, "The portrait is of Hannibal Hamlin, of course a famous son of Bangor and Abraham Lincoln's first Vice President. He is probably, we're thinking, in his 20s in the portrait. The family donated it to the Bangor Historical Society because since he's from here it should come back to Bangor."

The Thomas Hill House is open to the public for free viewings Saturdays 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.