Gunn museum slates programs
Updated 12:31 am, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Gunn Historical Museum in Washington will offer a variety of programs in the coming weeks and months.
Following is a list of offerings that will be held at the Wykeham Road museum.
Scandanavian scholar Carol Skog will read from and sign copies of her new book "Enchantment Ädventyr, H.C.A." and "I Understand" Dec. 14 at 1 p.m.
"Enchantment Ädventyr" is a creative variation of a Swedish fairytale wrapped into, around, and through reality, immersed within three traditional holidays celebrated vicariously with family heritage.
A New Year's old-fashioned Victorian tea party will be held Jan. 4
A snow date of Jan. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. is set.
Guests are invited to bring their favorite tea cup.
Registration is required by calling 860-868-7756.
A St. Nut's Day exhibit closing reception will be held Jan. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The event will celebrate the conclusion of the museum's "Coming to America: Washington's Swedish Immigrants" exhibit.
The Swedes, Finns, and Norwegians ritualize the end of Christmas with the honoring of St. Knut or Tjugondag Knut, which translates into the 20th Day of Knut or the 20th day after Christmas Eve.
On St. Knut's day, the Christmas tree is ransacked of all the edibles and after the lights and non-edible decorations are taken down and stored, the tree is literally kicked to the curb.
For more information, call the Wykeham Road museum at 860-868-7756.