Celebrate Christmas at the Swedish Heritage Center


By Julie Johnson, Contributor

Thanksgiving is upon us.  We at the Swedish Heritage Center have so much to be thankful for in the past year.  First of all, it was great to have a beautiful garden and green yard this summer.  Thanks to our FOOF grant it was easy to accomplish such a beautiful garden with the help of our sprinkler system.  Thanks FOOF  for your support.
Then came September and God sent us Tom Wallerstedt.  Like an angel from heaven, we now have a full time curator.  Not only a curator but someone who just loves the Heritage center and its mission. Tom, his siblings, Barbara and Patty have rearranged, redesigned and relocated about every article in the place.  Thanks also to our new great board for all their work and imput to our new beginning. We have been working hard and now its showtime.
December is a busy month.  Please mark your calendars for our upcoming events.
Our first event is Sunday December 7th.  We will be selling the Oakland Women’s Club Tour of Homes tickets.  The hours are 12:00 till 3:00.  Come early to enjoy the Swedish Heritage Center’s Christmas splendor.  If not on Sunday– come back when you have more time to study all the lovely articles on display from years past.
Thursday, December 11th will be double busy ,with a full day of activities.  The 4th graders will be preforming their Santa Lucia Festival. There will be also some musical selections by other grade school students. There will be 2 preformances at 9:00 which will be open to the public, parents, and grandparents.  This is one production that you won’t want to miss.
Thursday evening at 4:30 till 9:00 we are hosting a Swedish H’ourdorves, Wine and Cheese Christmas Party.  Support the Swedish Heritage Center. The cost is $15.00 for H’ourdorves and one drink ticket. A cash bar will be available featuring our new Dala Horse Signature drink. Enjoy a festive night our for cocktails with your sweetie and enjoy the Christmas season.
Sunday, December 14th enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas.  The Burt County Brass will preforming at 5:00 p.m.  Following the concert, we will be serving a traditional Swedish Christmas meal.  Swedish potato sausage, meatballs, scalloped potatoes, green beans with almonds, Swedish rye bread and Ostakaka for dessert.  Tickets are $10.00 for the meal. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are on sale at Nelson’s Food Pride for both events.
During this holiday season please give the Swedish Heritage Center your attendance, support and also monetary.  Remember, we have no source of income except your donations.  We would love to have you host your family reunions, Christmas parties, card parties or any other get togethers at the heritage center.  Give a call to reserve the museum at 402-685-5652.

Christmas tree at the Swedish Heritage Center. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

Christmas tree at the Swedish Heritage Center. Photo Credit/Denise Gilliland, Editor and Chief, Kat Country Hub.

An extra thanks to all who have contributed this past couple months .  You know who you are, the cookie bakers, cleaners, gardners, pew repairers, advertising,and overall support.  We thank you!!

About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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