2015-12-23 / Front Page

Enjoy Holiday Hospitality

The Gibbs-Tillinghast house at the top of Historic Hill is one of five Newport residences featured in this year’s Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes on Dec. 26-27, from 4-7 p.m. The tour is one of the few times in the year Newporters have the opportunity to step through these doorways, and back in time. Jan and Carrie Slee, owners of the Gibbs-Tillinghast house, have hosted before and were eager to do it again. “This is our fourth time,” said Jan Slee. “We wanted to support the Christmas in Newport program.” Also in their house is a number of architectural models and “an important collection of dollhouses from the estate of Nancy Shane, a prominent dollhouse collector,” says Slee. For more information on the tour and the houses, go to christmasinnewport.org.

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