Holiday Open House

The annual Pope County Museum Open House will be December 3 from 1-4. Stop in for some yummy goodies, bid on wonderful gift baskets and see the new “Minnesota on the Map” exhibit.

Admission to the museum will be free all week from November 29-December 3 with baskets and gift items throughout the museum available for bidding. Proceeds from this fundraiser support operation of the Pope County Museum and Family History Library.

The silent auction includes golf packages, hand made quilts, Norwegian baked goods, home made jelly, gift certificates to local and regional businesses, a grandparent basket with videos and snacks for entertaining grandkids, and many other wonderful themed baskets.

Some of the more unusual silent auction items include a fully decorated Christmas tree and a Hurdy Gurdy table. The Hurdy Gurdy was made by local artist David Lent and has been in the museum rotunda since this spring. It is a huge hit with children and adults alike! Even if you don’t want to bid on it, it is worth a trip to the museum to play the Hurdy Gurdy before it is gone.

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