Pioneer Christmas Display at Wash. County Library
December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 9:00 pmFree
PIONEER ‘DIXIE’ CHRISTMAS ON VIEW AT LIBRARY
By Jeanine Vander Bruggen
Memories crowd into our thoughts at Christmas time. Celebrations of previous years fill our minds, making it a holiday of reflection as well as celebration. More than a date on the calendar or a season of the year, Christmas is a state of mind, a warm and friendly feeling when gifts, of time, love, and goodwill contribute to the spirit of this warm-hearted holiday. Thoughts turn toward loved ones both near and far.
As reminiscing fills hearts of the celebratory time, families gather to hear stories recalling Christmases of the past. (Introductory paragraph written by Maryann Ruben Jensen, in lesson taught at Daughters of Utah Pioneers Camp Meetings in December).
Let’s take time to reminisce and fill our hearts with love for those around us. During the entire month of December, a display sponsored by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum titled “Pioneer ‘Dixie’ Christmas” can be viewed at the Washington County Library in St. George at 88 West 100 South, St. George, 435-634-5737.
Come visit the Library and be reminded of how the early settlers in this area celebrated their Christmas. Even though life had its many challenges, they did what they could to remember the reason for the season and to bring a bit of joy and happiness into the lives of others.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum is closed during the month of December to give the volunteers time to spend with their family and other loved ones. The Museum will reopen on January 4, 2018. The hours will continue to be 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, except for Wednesdays and Sundays when it is closed. Admission is free. There is handicap access, and the public is always welcome. 145 N. 100 E., St. George, Utah, 84770 435-628-7274.
If you haven’t been to the Museum for a while, there will be considerable changes to the layout of the exhibits. Come and enjoy the new look!