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Museum open house this Sunday

Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites the public to their annual Christmas open house from 1 – 4 p.m. this Sunday at the Seward Museum. Members will serve refreshments in the Community Room, while RBHS member Sue McClure will play holiday tunes on the organ across the hall in the museum.

People can watch the battery-operated train travel the tracks around the decorated Christmas tree in the museum’s living room exhibit.

The mini window displays in the Library Museum’s ground floor hallway have been decorated to get in the spirit of the holidays.

A special treat this year in the museum is a hand-painted display showing the countdown of shopping days until Christmas. For many years the display graced the front window of Brown & Hawkins store to the delight of young and old alike.

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Last year when Brown & Hawkins storeowners Hugh and Iris Darling announced they were retiring from operations at the 111-year-old retail store, they offered RBHS a chance to peruse the store basement for items to add to the RBHS collection.

More than one RBHS member remembered the Christmas display and hoped that it was still around. Well, it was and now the Shopping Day Santa Display is on exhibit in the museum. Those who attend the open house will be able check it out.

Winter hours at the museum are Tuesday through Friday, from 12 – 1 p.m., and Saturday from 12 – 4 p.m. Admission is free during the winter. Visitors can also check out the gift shop items while at the museum.

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