The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site tallied your votes and announced the winners in its annual Victorian Christmas Visitors’ Choice voting.
Each year, the stately Wilcox Mansion, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office, is decorated for the holidays by members in the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State, Eighth District. Different areas of the mansion are decorated by different garden clubs, and visitors are invited to vote for their favorites.
The winners were announced Thursday at the 8th District annual spring meeting and installation of officers.
- The room award went to the Smallwood Garden Club, which decorated the Morning Room.
- The area prize went to the Hamburg Garden Club, for decorating the fireplace mantle and windows in the Rotating Exhibit Room.
- In addition, the first ever Curator’s Choice Award went to the Smallwood Garden Club. It is given to the garden club that best captures the spirit of turn-of-the-20th-century Christmas decorations in Buffalo, as described in the research materials provided by the Inaugural Site. It must also follow the established guidelines for decorating the site.