Museum presents a Kirkbride Christmas [UPDATED]Published 9:17am Wednesday, December 5, 2012 Updated 11:20am Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Celebrate the holidays with “The Fergus Falls State Hospital: A Gift to the Community” from Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Otter Tail County Historical Museum.
The festivities begin on Thursday, December 6, at 4 p.m. with Milo Mugaas and his vintage apple cider press.
Families are encouraged to help in making a fresh batch of apple cider. At 6 p.m. Sue Schroeder will demonstrate the secret to making award-winning lefse. Samples, of course, will be available.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. begins with the wonderful family program “Curley Gets Cold Feet.” Karen Aakre will entertain with stories about her famous wandering goat Curley that received national attention.
At 2 p.m. the Museum Players Guild presents “A Kirkbride Christmas.” What were the holidays like at the State Hospital; the foods, the decorations, the entertainments? How did the staff and patients celebrate the holidays? Find out during this unique holiday presentation.
As always the historical society will have special gift shop sales and a bake sale featuring ethnic specialties. The museum will be open Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8.
For more information contact the museum at 736-6038 or visit www.otchs.org.