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Museum to feature nativities, music

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Nativities will be displayed at the Plymouth County Historical Museum, beginning Friday from 1-5 p.m.

Nativities, trees, music and lights will fill the museum's renovated 1905 Study Hall on the fourth flour of the museum, 335 First Ave. S.W., Le Mars.

This is the third year for the "Museum Manger," according to Judy Bowman, museum administrator.

"We have several hundred nativities for the "Museum Manger" chaired by Delores Burkhard and Julie Leaverton and designed by Delores Maser," Bowman said.

The entire display is dedicated to Ron Burkhard, a museum volunteer who died.

Several other museum volunteers will be memorialized with a memorial table display, she said.

On Sunday, Dec. 2, the museum's Christmas open house in the study hall will feature musical groups.

John Steunenberg, of Sioux City, will serve as emcee. His sister, Ruth Steunenberg, is a museum board member.

Tentative plans call for a children's group to lead off the music program at 1:45 p.m.

Next will be Mina Brandt at the piano and vocalist Pat Bottjen, both of Remsen, presenting Christmas favorites, according to a museum press release.

A barbershop quartet known as "Pitch Blend" will wrap up the program.

Members are Carl Johnson and Ted Witter, both of Le Mars, and Steve Farr and Greg Romig, both of Sioux City.

The "Museum Manger" will be displayed through mid-January.

On the main flour of the museum, a holiday silent auction is underway until 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23.

Merchants in the county have contributed items, with proceeds to be used to keep the museum open.

Hours at the museum are from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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