This year, as part of Victoria Mansion’s expanded partnership with Portland Ballet, Director of Education & Visitor Services Lucinda Hannington will be speaking to audiences at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center and Merrill Auditorium prior to productions of the Victorian Nutcracker on December 17, 18, and 23. The mini-lecture will provide contextual information about the Mansion interiors depicted in the ballet’s sets, as well as the historical characters who appear in the story. Attendees will be invited to visit the Mansion and see it in all its Christmas splendor. If you are interested in attending one of these performances, visit for tickets and more information.