The Houston County Historical Society will host its annual Old Fashioned Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 7 and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 8, at the New Museum Addition by the Houston County Fairgrounds in Caledonia.
There will be many special displays including doll houses, doll beds, table and chairs, Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls courtesy of Lolita St. Mary, Dottie Hendel, Laura St. Mary, Marilyn Jore, Judy St. Mary and Helen Houlihan. Farm toys, both mechanical and horse drawn, train set, childhood toys, Dog Patch Band, “Farm Country Christmas”, and “Fox Fire Farm” will be displayed by David Beckman, Onalaska, a former Houston County resident.
Also displayed is a Lionel train set, ca. 1957, courtesy of Justin Zmewski, Houston. Many Christmas trees courtesy the Pine Cone Place, Marci Cordes, Joan Wiste and the Highland Voices will be found throughout the museum plus several animated Christmas characters.
The Daley School will have a cedar tree decorated by Shar Schroeder’s kindergarten class from St. Mary’s School, Caledonia. Santa will be handing out popcorn balls.
Coffee, cider and cookies will be served.
In addition, as part of their Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, December 7, the Caledonia American Legion Auxiliary will serve refreshments and the “Highland Voices” will sing holiday music from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m in the New Museum Addition.
The two-day event is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy this family Christmas event at 104 History Lane, Caledonia.