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Tea and dessert will be available in the parlor of Hamburg’s Boies-Lord home, a pre-Civil War house, during open houses from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9.

The house will be decorated for Christmas based on materials available in 1850. This year’s theme is the Erie Canal. Guided one-hour tours to learn about living in the 1850s also will be available at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Tea and dessert will follow the tours.

Reservations are needed only for guided tours. Call 649-9232.