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December 3, 2012

Experience the holidays finest traditions with the Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Visit the Kalamazoo Nature Center’s DeLano Homestead Sunday, December 9 from 1-4 p.m. to see firsthand how our holiday traditions began and how they were celebrated in the 1800’s. The DeLano Homestead is located at 555 West E. Avenue.

Visitors can explore the beautifully decorated 1858 farmhouse; kids can enjoy making a ginger cookie and a holiday craft while spinners and weavers demonstrate their craft to the sounds of live music in the parlor.

Outside, the blacksmiths will be at work in the blacksmith shop and jingle bells signal the arrival of the horse-drawn wagons ($1 per ride, and weather permitting) which will take you on a ride through the winter landscape.

Try your hand at candle making with a stroll to the log cabin replica in the woods to see how our earlier ancestors lived during the long winter months to the light of a candle.

Afterwards, enjoy a homemade ginger cookie and hot cider back in the Farmhouse and feel the warmth of the holiday season.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 Seniors, $4 Children & students 4-17, Kids 3 and under Free. KNC members enjoy free admission.

Visit www.naturecenter.org for information on additional events and programs.

Source:  News release from Kalamazoo Nature Center


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