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December 7, 2022

Contact: Renee Trindle
Sod House Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-463-2441

Christmas the Pioneer Way at Sod House Museum

NEAR ALINE, Okla. — The beautiful sound of the dulcimer will be showcased in traditional songs during a Christmas open house on Saturday, December 10, from 1–3 p.m. at the Sod House Museum southeast of Aline.

The traditional holiday music will be performed by area musicians and stringed groups including the Silver Strings from Carmen, a mountain dulcimer group, hammered dulcimer musician Margaret Goss and more.

Goss began playing about thirteen years ago and has added other stringed instruments to her musical collections including bowed psalteries, autoharp and mountain dulcimer.

In addition to performances by the area musicians, the Sod House Museum will have traditional decorations along with cookies and hot cider provided by the Friends of the Sod House.

This year, the Friends of the Sod House will have a “Nine Patch” quilt that will be given away in a raffle at the open house. The museum will be decorated for Christmas with the Sod House itself decorated for a traditional 1890s Pioneer Christmas.

The Christmas Open House is a “thank you” for the 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@history.ok.gov.

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 and its people. 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 okhistory.org.


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