Architects William Gray Purcell and George Grant Elmslie designed the Edna S. Purcell house in 1913.
Now known as the Purcell-Cutts house, it was bequeathed to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1985 by Anson B. Cutts, Jr., the son of its second owner.
Winterlights tours of the Purcell-Cutts House are given Saturdays
and Sundays throughout the holiday season.
The house will be decorated for the holidays to reflect the upper-middle-class,
"progressive" lifestyle of the Purcells around 1915. Forty-five minute
tours led by costumed docents emphasize the gifts, toys, food and
social traditions of the period that the Purcells might have enjoyed.
Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for students and seniors; and free to Institute
members and children 12 and under.
Reserve tickets online and click here for more information about the tours.
You can also call (612) 870-3000 or (888) 642-2787 (ext.6323) or stop by any Visitor Services Desks at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for reservations and more information.