Museum to Celebrate the Season the Old-Fashioned Way

- Experience the holidays at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum's 37th annual Christmas Open House on Friday, December 6th, from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 7th, from 2 -6 p.m.  The museum will be bustling with Christmas activity as role players in Pioneer town invite you step in and step back to Christmas in the 1890s. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Christmas Open House ready to take requests from children who visit them in their sleigh in the snowy woods of Hazlewood Lecture Hall. In the basement, children can make holiday crafts in the craft corner. In the Petroleum Theater, storytellers will weave Christmas stories in a cozy living room setting with a crackling fire while songs by children's choirs and entertainers fill the rest of the museum with music from the Derrick Room. On Saturday only, adults and kids can decorate their own holiday cookie.

The event is free of charge and will be sponsored in part by the Underwood Law Firm. Suggested admission is one can of food per person to benefit the High Plains Food Bank. PPHM's Christmas Open House began collecting donations for the food drive three years ago and is now the areas largest single event food drive.

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