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11/27/17

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Contact: Renee Trindle
Sod House Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-463-2441
sodhouse@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/sodhouse

Silver Strings Providing Christmas Music at the Sod House

ALINE, Okla. — Celebrate Christmas the pioneer way at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, December 9, from 1–3 p.m. Share in the festivities with music by the Silver Strings, traditional decorations and treats by the Friends Group. 

The Silver Strings of Carmon will share their love of music with guests at the Christmas Open House.  This group formed seven years ago and plays folk and traditional Christmas music along with gospel and country. The core group consists of Robert Brown on the violin; Duane and Norma Condrey on guitar, ukulele and piano; and Margaret Goss on hammered dulcimer and autoharp as well as the ancient musical instruments bowed psaltery and celtic lap harp. 

This year, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the enclosure of the Sod House, the Sod House Friends Group has two quilts that will be given away in a raffle at the Open House: an embroidered/quilted throw and a queen-size “Heritage Stars” quilt. The museum will be decorated for Christmas, while the Sod House itself will be decorated for a traditional 1890s pioneer Christmas. Visitors also can enjoy cookies and hot cider provided by the Friends of the Sod House.

The Christmas Open House is a “thank you” for continued support of the museum. Operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the museum is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8. The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. For more information contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

The Sod House Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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