The Houston County Historical Society will host its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at the museum complex by the Houston County Fairgrounds in Caledonia.

There will be many special displays. The main museum will hold collections loaned by Irene Hosch, Caledonia, of cases of dolls, jewelry, pens and many other collectibles including two Lee Overall boy dolls.

Hokah souvenirs and memorabilia will be showcased by Janice Stalsberg of Hokah while Helen Houlihan, Caledonia, will have a display of her cat collectibles.

Blue china and glass from Shirley Johnson, Houston, will also be shows as well as the Christmas tree will hold ornaments made by Judy Doty's kindergarten class from Caledonia Elementary School.

Santa will be handing out popcorn balls in the Daley School while Janice Doering's doll choir looks on.

The tree will be decorated with snowmen and snowflakes made by Shar Schroeder's kindergarten class from St. Mary's School, Caledonia.

The Mayville Town Hall will feature the art of taxidermy by Charles Wiste, Spring Grove. The tree will hold outdoor ornaments.

In the Flatten-Swenson Pioneer Log Home, mother will be making gingerbread cookies and the house will be decorated in anticipation of Christmas. Gingerbread ornaments made by Jan Klug's kindergarten class from Caledonia Elementary will decorate the tree.

This is just a sampling of what will be on display throughout the museum complex on this special weekend. There will also be music and refreshments all weekend long.

The event is free and open to the public. Come and enjoy this family Christmas event.