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Letter: Thanks for the support of quilts, Christmas events

By Jacoba Nagel, Nobles County Historical Society, Worthington Recently, on a cold and blustery Sunday, the Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) and the Nobles County Arts Center opened their two-month quilt shows that included a display of he...

By Jacoba Nagel, Nobles County Historical Society, Worthington

Recently, on a cold and blustery Sunday, the Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) and the Nobles County Arts Center opened their two-month quilt shows that included a display of heirloom quilts in the NCHS Museum and a display of contemporary quilts in the Arts Center. That day, visitors seemed to draw warmth from the displays as they viewed the pieces and commented on the skilled craftsmanship of the quilts’ creators and the beauty of the artists’ creations. These quilts will remain on display through the month of February at the museum on Mondays through Fridays from noon through 4 p.m. and the Art Center through Jan. 29 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Both organizations thank those who have visited their displays and extend an invitation to all who enjoy viewing quilt art and artifacts to take in these needlework exhibits, which date from the 1800s through the present.
The cold nights of the Old-Fashioned Christmas event at Pioneer Village did not deter children of all ages from enjoying the festivities, which included performances in the Big Barn, the Small Church and Large Church, food in the Saloon and Fire Hall, vendors in the Village Hall and Santa Claus’s annual visit to the Fire Hall. Hayrides in a horse-drawn wagon and the traditional tour of lights courtesy of Reading Bus Lines added so much to the visitors’ enjoyment of the celebration.
NCHS thanks all who made this annual event a great success once again, especially the entertainers, Bud and Sharon Fritz and family, the Burnhams, Gary Brandt, John Chase, the First Presbyterian Youth Group, corrections personnel, the many volunteers who helped where they were needed - and Santa Claus.

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