Exhibits, refreshments, crafts at Fremont Area Museum
For the young and the young at heart, there will be a craft table.
For those who like a coffee visit with friends, there will be refreshments.
For those who enjoy learning more about the past of their community, there will be museum exhibits.
And for all who welcome the holiday spirit, there will be decorations and trees with vintage ornaments.
The Fremont Area Historical Society invites everyone to a holiday open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Fremont Area Museum, N7403 State Highway 110, Fremont.
The open house will be the last chance to buy raffle tickets for the handmade quilt, “Stars and Stripes and Stories.”
The cost is $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets.
The drawing will be held at 2 p.m., and the winner need not be present.
It will also be the last opportunity to see four anniversary displays which will not be available next year.
The special museum displays include local military veterans’ memorabilia from the Vietnam War, which ended 40 years ago in 1975; scenes from the era of the Yellowstone Trail, the improved road that arrived in Fremont a century ago in 1915; artifacts and photos about local soldiers who fought in the Civil War, which ended 150 years ago in 1865, and memorabilia from the decades of development by the town of Fremont, which was organized the same month the Civil War ended, April 1865.
Visitors are invited to become historical society members; a $10 membership bought now will be good through 2016.
Meetings are held throughout the year to discuss society business.
The Fremont Area Historical Society is interested in collecting, researching and displaying objects and photos that involve the towns of Bloomfield, Caledonia, Fremont and Wolf River; the village of Fremont; and several nearby areas.
Descendents of the pioneer Carl Koepp family will light the historical society’s Christmas tree at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Wolf River Crossing Park, before the village’s Christmas parade and 5 p.m. lighting of the larger tree in the park.
The public is invited to a dinner honoring the Koepp family at 5 p.m. that day, at Hahn-a-lula in Orihula, south of Fremont at 8861 Wolf River Road.
The deadline is Monday, Nov. 23, and the cost is $16 per person.
To make reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-594-1474 and leave a message.