Please join us Saturday, December 3rd from Noon – 4 at the Pope County Museum for our Holiday Open House.
At 1:00, Executive Director of the Maplewood Area Historical Society and Minnesota historian of 19th century agriculture, T.J. Malaskee, will explore the early holiday traditions of Minnesota’s Euro-American settlers that laid the foundation for the festive season of today. From French-Canadian ‘Kissing Day,” to Yankee-American Thanksgivings, and Northern European Christmas customs, enjoy some tales of old as celebrated by our ancestors!
At 2:00, we will have musical entertainment.
At 3:00 there will be drawings for door prizes. (There is no silent auction this year.) Everyone who attends will receive a slip for the prizes, if you are a member (or become a member) you receive an additional slip, if you made a donation in 2022 (including at the event) you receive another slip. You can place your name in the box for the prize(s) of your choice.
Of course, there will be treats and fellowship all day.
If you haven’t been to the museum since the start of the pandemic, you will see many changes and updates – including our new knitting exhibit.
If you are a knitter, crocheter, spinner, weaver, or other fiber artist, our next Knit Night at the Museum is December 15th.