The Thomaston Historical Society’s ninth annual Home for the Holidays house tour and reception features a 125-year-old Queen Anne-style Victorian house at 7 Hyler St. built for Capt. Edwin Smalley in 1890. The house is now owned by Benjamin and Mary Griffin.

There are only a few Victorian houses in town, and this one exhibits a tower room at the southeast corner of its front facade. Many original features have been lovingly restored and a newly built addition to the house was created in the same style as its original design, complete with several types of siding of different patterns, something that makes Queen Anne houses unique and readily identifiable.

The weekend event begins Friday, Dec. 11, with a reservation-only reception beginning at 5 p.m. including a wine reception, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, live music and a house tour. The cost is $20 per person, $18 for members. Reservations can be made by calling Frances at 354-6924 or by sending a check to Thomaston Historical Society, P.O. Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861.

Saturday tours run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The silent auction continues and no reservations are needed. Tickets for Saturday will be available at the door for $10 per person, $8 each for members. The house will be decorated for Christmas in the style appropriate for 1890, the year in which it was constructed.

Several items that make excellent stocking stuffers will be available for sale and visitors can also become members and immediately take advantage of the 10 percent discount given members.