Pictured is Millie Ruen, the president of the Putnam County Historical Society with one of the dolls off of the 'Wall of Dolls.'
Pictured is Millie Ruen, the president of the Putnam County Historical Society with one of the dolls off of the 'Wall of Dolls.'
KALIDA - On Friday Dec. 7 and Sunday Dec. 9, the Putnam County Historical Society in Kalida held an open house themed 'A Storybook Christmas.' As county natives began to fill the museum, Millie Ruen, the President of the Historical Society, welcomed everyone to look around.
Featured within the walls of the Christmas display is a feather tree made with real bird feathers from Germany.
The Victorian Room stands next to the tree, and is a corner of museum decorated with old Victorian furniture. The décor from the room was donated by the Clevenger family.
On the opposite wall was the 'wall of dolls.' Other things were featured in the display such as the First Christmas, Teddy Bears Picnic, A Fairytale Christmas, Christmas in a One Room School, The Night Before Christmas, and Mid 20th Century Christmas.
Linda Hermiller was present at the museum to represent the Putnam County Genealogical sociality selling Putnam County's church ornaments as well as Creamery books and maps. The proceeds from each sale benefit the Historical Society and the Genealogical department.
The Historical Society would like to thank all friends that loaned books and toys to their display, as well as all who shared their talents this weekend. They would also like to remind everyone that the last day for the display is next Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.