The Norman Transcript


November 30, 2013

Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum volunteers busy decorating house for Christmas guests

NORMAN — Volunteers at the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum have been just as busy as the elves at the North Pole.

Although the volunteers aren’t making presents, they are making the museum at 508 N. Peters Ave. look like a house that leapt out of a Christmas storybook.

The museum will once again host its Christmas open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13. The event is part of the Second Friday Circuit of Art.

“As always, it’s free and open to the public. We will be accepting cash and check donations. All of that money goes directly to the museum. A lot of it will go toward our utility cost that we are still continuing to have to pay,” said Erin Smith, curator of the Moore-Lindsay House, adding that they will offer free carriage rides to the Second Friday Art Walk.

The evening also will include free holiday food and live music.

Smith said the Norman Community Choral Society will perform carols from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in the parlor.

Two jewelry vendors will be at the open house as well as Waving Wheat Bakery, a new bakery in Norman, which will have scones, breads and cookies for sale.

Copies of the book “Norman: 1889-1949” will be for sale, and the book’s authors, Sue Schrems and Vernon Maddux, will sign copies, Smith said.

“We are going to have the whole house decorated. We are going to have at least 10 trees in the house. We do have a special tree this year,” Smith said. “We have a tree in the informal parlor, and it has real gingerbread men cookies and candy canes on the tree. So whenever people come through and when kids walk by, they can just grab a candy cane off the tree.”

Smith is hoping the Norman community will visit the museum during the open house because of a recent remodel.

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