October 30, 2012

Ladies Lunch Out event marks start of season

The High Plains Educational Center at the Overland Trail MuseumThe holiday season is upon us. As we turn the calendar from October to November, the end of year rush officially begins. With tough economic times here as well, families may be looking for activities to do that are more affordable, if not wholesome. For some families, gift giving may take a back seat to simply spending quality time together. Adding the experience of learning and the gift of knowledge to any family outing only makes it better. One way to do this is to include a visit to the ever changing Overland Trail Museum to your holiday activities.  The High Plains Educational Center at the Museum has some great, inexpensive holiday activities planned.

November starts out with the Overland Trail Museum cooperating with Northeastern Junior College and the Logan County Chamber of Commerce to host the monthly Ladies Lunch Out  event on November 8. The museum staff will reenact persons from Logan County who have shaped our heritage and museum curator, Kay Rich will discuss, “Everyone Has a Story”. The admission to the museum for the luncheon is free and you will have an excellent time browsing the ever changing Overland Trail Museum. The luncheon and presentation are $10 and you can make reservations by calling NJC at 521-6900 by Tuesday, November 6.

During  “A Child’s Christmas on the Prairie”,  families will enjoy an afternoon of old-fashioned Christmas activities including cookie decorating, Christmas caroling in the country church, a Christmas story in the O’Connell house, a visit with Santa by the fireplace and ornament making.  No reservations required for this event, just show up for  “A Child’s Christmas on the Prairie” on Saturday, December 1, from 1-3 p.m.

The Annual Christmas on the Prairie open house will be held December 18, 19 & 20 from 5-7 p.m.  Participants may take a stroll through the beautifully decorated courtyard and village buildings at the Museum, taste a roasted chestnut and enjoy cookies and hot cider in the High Plains Education Center. This event is always free to the public.

 Note these upcoming activities on your calendar. Watch for more details about these holiday happenings at the Overland Trail Museum as the dates get near. For more information, you can contact Kay Rich, Museum curator at  521-7135. The Museum is located at 20153 County Road 26, just west of the I-76 interstate exchange across from the Best Western Sundowner Hotel.

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The High Plains Educational Center at the Overland Trail Museum is gearing up for some wonderful holiday activities, including the Ladies Lunch Out event which is being coordinated by NJC and  the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and will take place on November 8th. The museum staff will reenact persons from Logan County who have shaped the heritage of this area. Museum curator, Kay Rich will discuss, “Everyone Has a Story”. Reservations need to be made by November 6th.