Tis the Season

Dousman Stagecoach Inn, Elmbrook Historical Society

Promotions for the holiday season are beginning earlier and earlier.  For many people it’s a frenzied and stressful time of year.  Planning ahead helps.  So mark your calendar for December 1 and 2 for something you will enjoy and solve some of your holiday needs. 


Take time to visit "Christmas at the Inn" at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn (Brookfield).  Open your eyes and enjoy a step back in time on December 1 and 2. But, before walking through the doors of the historic inn:


Just picture this.  Your family photograph in an antique sleigh.  Saturday, December 1st only from 10 am to 4 pm. Schedule your appointment with   photographer Nancy Rubley (Portraits on Pilgrim) at  262 860-0777.  The $39.95 sitting fee is a donation to the Elmbrook Historical Society.  Print your own photo or order 25 holiday cards (and get 25 free) $19.95. Mention your photo sitting and get free admission to “Christmas at the Inn.”


Once inside, experience the joys of Christmas past. 

The sights of Christmas include cherished dolls displayed in vignettes, feather trees, antique toys (1850s to 1950), an old-fashioned Christmas tree, a display of cookie cutters and more throughout the Inn.

The sounds include music from the dulcimer, guitar and recorders and. On Sunday at 2 pm, “Charles Dickens” (Stephen Parr) will delight guests with his dramatic readings.


Father Christmas’ story-telling and hands on crafts will prove to be a child’s delight.


Enjoy the scents from the kitchen. Taste-test samples of the Mrs. Brown’s soup, juice, homemade cookies and sweet treats.  Then buy specially made cookies, breads and treats for your own family and friends.

“Shop” for that special someone.  A silent auction of gift baskets is waiting for you.

December 1 from 10 am to 4 pm.; December 2 from Noon to 4 pm. $4 Adults, $1 Children. Free parking. Call 262 782-4057 for more information. 

The Dousman Stagecoach Inn is at 1075 Pilgrim Parkway (between Bluemound and Gebhardt Rds), Brookfield.  Its caretakers are members of the Elmbrook Historical Society, a (501)(c)(3). 

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