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Museum preparing annual 'Ghosts of Christmas Past'
A Raggedy Ann doll on a rocking horse with a sleigh full of toys captures the spirit of Ghost of Christmas Past, the upcoming open house at the Barton County Historical Society Museum. - photo by photo by Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune

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The Barton County Historical Society invites the public to revisit the joys of winter holidays through the years at its annual open house, “Ghosts of Christmas Past.” It will run from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Historical Museum and Village, located just south of the Arkansas River bridge on U.S. 281 in Great Bend.
Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend, said Beverly Komarek, executive director of the museum.
This year the museum is showing a collection of wooden toys, on loan from Ellinwood resident George Martin.
Some of the perennial featured attractions planned for the afternoon are:
• Photo opportunities with Santa in an antique sleigh
• Children’s activities
• Model train and village
• A Century of Christmas Trees
• Live entertainment
• Children can ride the Little Train, weather permitting.
Christmas trees have been decorated in several rooms. Some groups or organizations that decorated the trees are GBR/Sunflower Craft Class, Darla’s Day Care, Girl Scout Troop 20210, Xi Delta Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, TLC Discoveries, Fair Friends and the Barton County 4-H.