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A self-described Christmas enthusiast, Nebraska Hall of Fame author Bess Streeter Aldrich wrote many Christmas short stories. In fact, she put together a collection of those stories entitled Journey Into
A self-described Christmas enthusiast, Nebraska Hall of Fame author Bess Streeter Aldrich wrote many Christmas short stories. In fact, she put together a collection of those stories entitled Journey Into Christmas. For the past 20 years, the Bess Streeter Aldrich House, a beautiful 1922 prairie mansion (located at 204 East F Street, Elmwood, Nebraska,) has embraced Mrs. Aldrich’s love of Christmas and hosted a Journey Into Christmas event.
Like past years, individuals and civic groups decorated every room with trees and theme-related decorations. This year, decorators have been asked to incorporate decorations related to the state of Nebraska, an ongoing theme in Mrs. Aldrich’ book Spring Came on Forever (the Foundation’s featured book this year.) A few of the ideas that will be used in decorating the 13 trees on display in the 3,400 square foot house include the state capitol, agriculture, Nebraska products, a Nebraska’s author brunch, Arbor Day, the prairie, and one-room schools.
The Aldrich House will be open on weekends through Sunday, December 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Other tour times are available by appointment if you contact the director Kurk Shrader at 402-867-4233. Accommodations have been made for social distancing, and masks are required. Admission is $5.
The QUACK OFF has been postponed due to COVID 19 restrictions.
Stay tuned for up dates.
We will have more details soon.
Every year on the last Saturday of January thousands of people gather in Avoca, Nebraska from all over the state, other states, and even nation wide to race a live duck on ice! You heard me right, duck racing on Avoca Main Street!
Why are we doing this? Our mission is to raise money for the volunteer fire department to pay for operational expenses for the next year.
Can I bring my family? Absolutely! It’s a family friendly event with fun for everyone!
Registration Registration from 10:00 am to 12:00 PM Entry fee is $20