Themed Weekends

Start your visit at the Dickens Welcome Center where you can pick up your official Visitors Guide with detailed map of Historic Downtown Cambridge. Explore the Imagination Station's costumes and props to dress the part as you try your hand at becoming a true Victorian Lady or Lad.

November 6-8     Sherlock Holmes

Solve the mystery of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Seven Stages Written by local playwright, Anne Chlovechok. The renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his capable assistant Dr. John Watson will return to Cambridge, Ohio, to solve the Case of the Seven Stages. Holmes’ powers of deduction will be severely tested while endangering everything Holmes holds dear. Local playwright Anne Chlovechok has penned this, her fourth original Sherlock Holmes mystery especially for Cambridge in November 2015. Attempt to solve the mystery for a chance to win the top prize of $250 as well as special prizes awarded for the best dressed in Victorian attire. Fri November 6th at 8:00pm Act I with coffee and desert and Sat November 7th at 10:00am. Act II with brunch. 1:00 to 3:00 search for clues and 3:00 to 7:00 Discover Cambridge and at 7:00pm Act III the Big Reveal.

November 7          Gerald Dickens

Join us in welcoming the famous author Charles Dickens Great Great Grandson Gerald Dickens who will be here Sat Nov. 7 at 7:00 pm to perform a one man show called "A Christmas Carol". Earlier in the day, he will be at the Dickens Welcome Center & Curiosity Shoppe to “Meet and Greet” people from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to mingle and sign autographs. He is coming all the way from London to be here with us. Look him up on the internet, I think you will be amazed by his works! Gerald Roderick Charles Dickens (born 9 October 1963) is a British actor and performer known in the United Kingdom and the United States for his one man shows based on the novels of his great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens. 

November 13-15    Queen Victoria Weekend

Plan your visit to explore the Dickens Victorian Village display during "Queen Victoria Weekend". Meet the Queen at various events during this celebration. Watch the Queens Parade, explore the old fashioned "Street Fair" and Mingle with the Monarch at the Queen's Tea. Learn about Victorian Funeral customs at the "Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Funeral and Mourning Program". 

November 20-22     Decked Out for Dickens

Plan your visit to explore the Dickens Victorian Village display during "Decked Out for Dickens Weekend" when Historic Downtown Cambridge is transformed into a bygone era. Wear your costume or just admire the volunteers and community members as they waltz around "Out and About on Main" in Victorian costume. Enjoy the Dickens Tea and Fashion Show beginning 2:00 pm located at the Scottish Rite Ballroom with live models by Alley Vintage Costumes and catered by Classic Faire: Admission is $30.00 per person and bring along your favorite hat to meander in the "Hat's on Parade" around Downtown. Carolers and peddlers stroll the streets.  Explore the unique boutiques before taking a historic trolley ride. Beginning at 5:30 pm don't miss the exceptional Music & Light Show on the historic Guernsey County Courthouse.


November 27-29      Home For The Holidays

The holidays are best when you can share them with you friends and family! For those who have visitors this season we encourage you to bring them to Historic Downtown Cambridge! The weekend includes Small Business Saturday shopping, the annual Holiday Parade, and open house activities at local museums.

December 4-6         Victorian Arts

This Victorian literary weekend abounds in art, music and literature, focusing on works involving Charles Dickens. Feast at an authentic “English Country Breakfast” featuring music of the era and stories by Rainy Day Writers, who will focus their tales on the scenes of Dickens Victorian Village.

A "Victorian Art Exhibit" will feature local artists of all ages, while a Dickens Marathon Reading of several of Charles Dickens' works will entertain those viewing the art exhibit. Visit Unity Presbyterian Church to hear Christopher Hart's presentation of "Dickens in America", sponsored by Friends of the Library. 


December 11-13      Best Friends Victorian Escape

Attention ladies! Spend the weekend doing fun things girls enjoy, or bring your favorite guy along a special weekend escape. On Friday evening, choose between a special Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Painting Party or have fun later with that special someone at a Date Night Painting Party. Paint the town on this special evening with an artistic flair.   On Saturday, enjoy a special wine tasting event at downtown's foodie paradise, McKenna’s Market and an afternoon performance of “The Adventure of the Christmas Ghosts". This  solo performance by Chris Hart, living historian from historic Roscoe Village, features a taste of Sherlock Holmes. Don't miss the hilarious Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical on December 11th, 12th or 14th.

December 18-20     Family Traditions Weekend

The young and young at heart will enjoy a special weekend centered at Ninth Street Methodist Church in Cambridge. This special day for families with children features movies, “The Educational Side of Dickens”, “Teddy Bear Tea”, cookie decorating, and even a ballerina performance.

A special exhibit at the Guernsey County Historical Museum will feature the “One Room School House Presentation” with teachers on hand to tell the story of schools of long ago. Children and parents will have a great day as they learn about schools during the time of Charles Dickens. Maybe this year is the time to start a family tradition of visiting the Dickens Victorian Village...if you haven't already!

Check out this presentation about Dickens Victorian Village