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Press Release - Afternoon of Good Cheer Planned at Pembina State Museumís Holiday Open House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 23, 2013
Contact: Jeff Blanchard
701.825.6840

Afternoon of Good Cheer Planned at Pembina State Museumís Holiday Open House

PEMBINA - The Pembina State Museum will celebrate the winter holiday season during its tenth annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, January 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Entertainment will feature Lyndon Johnson from Hallock, MN. Johnson will perform traditional Swedish Christmas music, dances, and stories, which includes some crowd participation for both children and adults. Members of the Fort Pembina Historical Society will supply holiday goodies and beverages.

All events, including admission to the seven-story observation tower that overlooks the Red River Valley, are free and open to the public. The open house is sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota and the Fort Pembina Historical Society.

Managed by the State Historical Society, the 12,000-square-foot Pembina State Museum houses two museum galleries. The permanent exhibit gallery features 100 million years of regional history from the Cretaceous Period to contemporary times. The second gallery houses temporary and traveling exhibits highlighting regional and state history.

Visitors can also see the temporary exhibit, ďHow Does Your Garden Grow? Gardening in North Dakota.Ē Short growing seasons and cold winters have always challenged North Dakota gardeners. From native Mandan and Hidatsa gardeners to the modern NDSU extension offices, people have worked to produce fruit and vegetable varieties that are cold-hardy, fast-growing, and drought resistant. This exhibit follows a gardenís progress from planting, to harvest, and finally preservation. Historic garden implements and original seed catalogs are featured.

Pembina State Museum is located off Exit 215 on I-29 at Pembina, ND. It is open year-round, closed on New Yearís Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, call the Pembina State Museum at 701.825.6840 or visit the State Historical Society of North Dakotaís web site at history.nd.gov.

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