La Crosse ready for annual Old-Fashioned Christmas

The Rush County Historical Society and Kansas Barbed Wire Museum will be hosting its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6:00-9:00 pm in La Crosse. Visitors can browse the five unique museums: the Historical Museum in the 19th Century Timken Depot; the Post Rock Museum, one of the seven wonders of Kansas Customs; the Nekoma Bank Museum, a restored 1916 rural bank; the Pleasant Point School Museum; and Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. A feature attraction this year is the century-old Pleasant Point One-Room School Museum moved to the museum campus from south of the small town of Nekoma. Restoration of the school is almost completed. When the Society acquired the school, almost all of the original furnishings, books, and supplies remained so the school is a virtual time capsule of early 20th century rural education. A new addition to the school is a rare 1901 Burdett piano-cased organ – a pump organ in an upright piano cabinet.

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