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Courthouse Museum to present Christmas Open House

Everybody is invited to experience the 38th annual Christmas Open House at the Courthouse Museum on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum’s beloved docent elves have “decked the halls,” and community organizations have filled the rooms of the historic building with more than 75 Christmas trees accented with all kinds of themes and messages.

At the open house, the docent elves will serve treats and the much-anticipated traditional Courthouse eggnog — a wonderful concoction that is made from a closely-guarded local secret recipe that has never been disclosed by museum staff members.

Lovely live entertainment will be performed by the following groups starting at 1 p.m.: Central Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir, Our Lady of Mercy School Christmas Choir, Harmony Valley Chorus, Merced Baroque Sinfonia, Sandra Stocking’s Flute Group, and St. Anthony School Choir.

The event is FREE to the public.

The Courthouse Museum is located at 21st and N Streets in downtown Merced. The Christmas tree exhibit will run through Dec. 30.

Teachers are reminded that the museum will be open Monday through Friday mornings throughout December for walk-through tours. This is a wonderful way to introduce your class to the museum. Call the museum office at (209) 723-2401.

ALSO: Please support your local museum by shopping at our store for holiday gifts, especially the Christmas gnomes made by museum volunteers. Don’t forget to visit the current exhibit, “Land and Water: The Building of an Ag Empire.”

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