Advent at the Ager Museum - 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 1-4 pm. Thanks to all who participated!
Summary by Doug Pearson: Advent at the Ager Museum, the final Ager Association program of 2016, was another successful celebration. Even though the nearly 8 inches of snow that fell on Saturday may have discouraged some people from venturing far from their TV sets, many of us enjoyed the treats (krumkaka, rosettes, sugar and butter cookies, cheeses, herring, Swedish rye bread, and other delicacies) and the entertainment. Robin Fossum and Mari Carlson played their fiddles in duets and solos and joined Mary Elworthy, who played the pump organ. Then, as we have been seeing for many years now, seven young people in costume presented a Santa Lucia parade and mini-concert. And their singing encouraged the singing of a few Christmas carols.
Visitors wandered the house, learned about Waldemar Ager and his newspaper, and discovered the upstairs research library and its primary source of organization and information, Miriam Hansen.
Down in the basement, Ella Fossum kept our younger visitors busy “fishing” for prizes, drawing their versions of the tomten, and making creative Christmas tree decorations.
Carol Anderson organized things again this year and was assisted by Ingrid Coobs, Ella Fossum, Eric and Erin Anderson, Robin Fossum and the many members who brought the special desserts.
Thanks to all who attended, and especially to ALL who made the event a success.
Here are some photos from our winter celebration.