Workers near completion of the Mighty Samson Bridge over the Cimarron River northest of Liberal. Photos courtesy the book Liberal and Seward County by Lidia Hook-Gray
Seward County Historical Society presents Christmas Open House
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Seward County Historical Society’s Christmas Open House is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Open House is a come-and-go event celebrating the opening of the new exhibit “Trains, Trees & Tinsel.”
SCHS’s very own historian Lidia Hook-Gray will be the guest speaker at 2:30 p.m.
“Lidia ‘s exhibit is amazing,” said SCHS Director JoAnne Mansell. “Lidia has such vast knowledge of our history and was instrumental in the renovations of the Rock Island Depot.”
On display, people will find the mighty Samson of the Cimmaron diorama and Niffyville model train layout engineered by Gary Dearing. Also there will be other Rock Island artifacts.
Don’t miss the chance to win a Cielo 46-inch 3D compatible TV. Tickets are available for a $10 donation at the museum or from any “Dorothy,” and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society. The drawing will be conducted after Hook-Gray’s presentation.
“The community’s support is appreciated and Dorothy looks forward to seeing you at our Christmas Open House,” Mansell added. “It’s all about Christmas with great refreshments and Holiday cheer.”
11 days of Christmas Specials
• The Seward County Historical Society has announced its Eleven Days of Christmas Daily Specials.
The daily specials started Thursday, with 30 perent off bling T-shirts. Each day, the special will change. To find what the daily special will be, look for the ruby dust on Dorothy’s House and the Land of Oz Facebook page or call Dorothy’s House Gift Shop at 624-7624.
In addition to the daily specials, Dorothy’s House has a new product – bling ruby red slippers. The slippers come in women’s and tween’s sizes with non-slick soles. The slippers are $14.99. Hurry, supplies are limited.
Dorothy’s House is closed on Mondays and will close at noon on Christmas Eve and is closed Christmas day. Dorothy’s House Gift Shop is home of unique Wizard of Oz memorabilia.