January 16, 2014
Carriage House Museum
619 Grand Ave
Story City, IA
Stop by the Carriage House Museum for the Historical Society's Winter Dinner and Presentation. A free-will donation soup and chili dinner will be provided, including spicy and mild chili, vegetable beef soup, oyster soup, Norwegian flat bread, and traditional Norwegian desserts.
Following the meal we will be showing a television program that originally aired on WOI-TV on March 1, 1960 entitled “TV Schooltime: Landmarks in Iowa History: Story City”. Herb Hake visits Story City and the Sheldall Schoolhouse and talks about some of the customs of the Norwegians who settled the area.
Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30pm
Welcome and announcements 6:30pm
30 minute video on Sheldall Schoolhouse 6:45pm
Join us for dinner and a show!
We are happy to announce that the Bartlett House Museum is a free bonus stop on this year's Tour of Homes. Our Queen Anne style home will be fully decorated for Christmas with vintage ornamentation.
In addition to the antique decorations throughout the home, there will also be several Christmas trees and collections of ornaments on display, loaned from one of our members Sandy Jacobson. Sandy has loaned us 7 trees, each with a different collection of ornaments. The tree shown here showcases a vintage handkerchief collection and was inspired by a similar tree Sandy saw while visiting Terrace Hill.
Visitors to the Bartlett House will also be able to partake in a 12 Days of Christmas themed scavenger hunt. Images representing the gifts in the song will be placed throughout the house. Participants who find all 12 images will be entered in a drawing. The winner will receive a Story City themed gift basket. We would like to thank Ackley State Bank and Romsey Art and Gifts for their donations to the gift basket.
Complimentary refreshments will be served. A variety of gift items will also be for sale, including pecans, posters, rosemalling, and books. Please stop in for a visit and try your luck at the scavenger hunt!