Celebrating local makers Since 1894
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Each December, the Heurich House Museum welcomes the public to celebrate the winter season during its annual Christkindlmarkt. The museum honors the Heurich family’s German heritage by recreating a traditional German public Christmas market in its garden.
This holiday shopping event, Dupont Circle’s only holiday market, features goods from over 40 local artisans, including jewelers, ceramicists, chocolatiers, makers of housewares, and more. Guests are invited to visit the market and tour the seasonally decorated historic house.
The Heurich House Museum was built by local artisans in 1894. August Grass, a German immigrant and local artisan, carved the ornate fireplace mantels; ceiling canvases were painted by local artists; the sculpture in the Conservatory was crafted Hans Schuler of Baltimore. This home is not only a masterpiece of craftsmanship, but a lasting example of a small business owner who came to this country with $200 and rose to be the largest non-governmental employer in Washington, DC.
Because of the legacy of craftsmanship and entrepreneurship associated with our story, the Heurich House Museum works with local makers throughout the year. The program's annual culmination, Christkindlmarkt, shows off the best of local DC craft entrepreneurship.