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Christmas on the Prairie set for this weekend

November 28, 2018

“Hats off for Christmas” is the theme for the annual Christmas on the Prairie, set to run from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Saunders County Historical Society Museum, 240 N. Walnut St. in Wahoo.

This is a family event with free refreshments, admission and children activities, they will be able to make ornaments and decorate cookies along with other activities for children.

The Humanities speakers are Sue McLain with “The history of Hats from Victorian to the 1960s” at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Laureen Riedesel is presenting “Swedish Pioneers in Nebraska” at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Various musical performances will take place at the Church and main museum. Wood carving, rope making and other crafts will be demonstrated through-out the grounds and antique machinery will be displayed in the machine shed along with the award winning 1939 Packard Hearse.

There will be a Quilt show that features quilts made by Saunders County quilters and demonstration by various needle artists across the street upstairs at the Union Bank.

Visit the six decorated historical buildings. The depot will have a model train display and the Memphis Post Office again will offer a special Christmas cancellation stamp and cards can be mailed from there.

More than 25 decorated Christmas trees will be part of the festivities in the Main Museum, a raffle, silent auction and bake sale will add to the fun.

For more information, contact the museum at 402-443-3090, www.saunderscountymuseum.org or Facebook.com/saunderscountyhistoricalsociety.

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