We Three Kings
"lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came
and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they
rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house,
they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped
him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him
gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh."
We three kings of Orient are;
Bearing gifts we traverse afar,
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star.
O star of wonder, star of light,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect light.
Born a King on
Gold I bring to crown Him again,
King forever, ceasing never,
Over us all to reign.
Frankincense to offer
Incense owns a Deity nigh;
Prayer and praising, voices raising,
Worshipping God on high.
Myrrh is mine, its
Breathes a life of gathering gloom;
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying,
Sealed in the stone cold tomb.
Glorious now behold
King and God and sacrifice;
Sounds through the earth and skies.
We Make History
Our 13th Annual
Victorian Christmas Ball
November 30th, 2013 Mesa,
The Victorians certainly loved Christmas
and so do we!
Join the joyful family of We Make History as we
celebrate this wonderful season in the old Victorian style with dancing,
gifts, caroling and plenty of good cheer for all!
When: The evening of Saturday, November
30th, 2013 a social time for our guests to express Christmas wishes and present
cards or gifts to friends and have their photos taken shall begin by 7
with the Ball to commence at 7:30 and to end about 12.
Where: The Fitch Center at the
of Center St. & 2nd Ave. in Mesa, Arizona
Expect: Live music, enjoyable dancing,
caroling, drama, gift giving and the most cheerful and pleasant company one could ask for!
We will teach fairly simple historic dances from the early decades of the
Victorian era so that all may enjoy. Light refreshments will be served.
Fashion: Dress to any point in the
Victorian era circa 1840-1900. Modern evening attire (tuxedos, suits with ties and jackets, evening
gowns) is also welcome. As per Victorian times, dress standards for children
are the same as those for adults.
How to Fashionably Prepare: (1) Begin an educational journey through historic
Victorian attire fashion by
(2) Many of our We Make History Family have used historic patterns and have
sewed their own historic attire. We are always willing to help with advice
with this and even offer occasional classes and workshops. (3) Others piece
together ensembles from thrift store finds or make alterations in items
found in their closets. (4) Still others enjoy picking out and renting
costumes. (Our friends at Moezart Productions are always willing to rent
out costumes for a very nominal fee.) (4) As mentioned, modern evening
attire is always welcome too. Please also see the
Come & Welcome: Admission is open to well mannered persons of grace and
respect. We attract a very gracious group of
people who know how to properly conduct themselves according to our
Families: We welcome families to bring
all members ages eight and up whom they deem to be of sufficient social maturity to enjoy the
occasion. We do ask that all children be attended by adults.
Passes will be available at the Ball for which we request $30 each.
To the Entire
We Make History Family
House Standards for
The Victorian Christmas Ball
We are grateful to
our wonderful guests who make the effort with us to create a special
ambience and atmosphere of respect. We uphold these standards out of regard
for our much-appreciated friends and for the sake of the integrity of our
events and the inspirational, educational and character developing purposes
1. The use of
either tobacco or alcohol is prohibited.
2. Videotaping is
not welcome other than by our house videographer. We work hard to create a
special and comfortable historic ambience that all will enjoy. Discreet
photography is welcome but please leave video equipment at home.
3. No unauthorized
distribution of literature is allowed. Nor is this event an opportunity to
recruit persons for purposes either modern or historical. Please allow all
of our guests to enjoy the evening in peace.
4. This is an
historic ball and we ask that even those dressed modern conform to certain
All clothed in modern attire must be at least at a
semi-formal level. Modern gentlemen need to be wearing tuxes or suits. As
per historic standards, jackets and ties need to be on at all times. Modern
ladies should wear long gowns, preferably at or near ankle length - not
short dresses or skirts and blouses. These standards apply to all ages.
footwear is required. (i.e. historic footwear, dress shoes, dancing
slippers, ballet flats, etc.) Please no sandals, flip-flops or athletic
shoes. For the sake of your safety as well as event ambience dancing
barefoot is impermissible.
6. We do not offer refunds of
7. As per common historic standards, ages 13
and up are welcome. Younger persons 8-12 are also welcome if
well-mannered, responsible and able to exhibit the necessary social
For this Ball we welcome participation
down to eight years of age if parents feel their children are able to
responsibly join in. But please note that as per historic society, we expect
that young people will adhere to the same standards of dress and conduct as
8. Gracious and respectful conduct &
conversation are expected of all, to all and at all times.
9. We desire to
be good stewards of the facilities we use, to treat them with care and to
leave them in at least as good of condition as when we arrived.
10. Though this has never happened
... For the good of
all, any who might consider themselves exempt from any of the above may be
asked to leave.
Please also see our “Etiquette
& Expectations” page as well as our "All
About Us" page.