North Berrien Historical Museum sets annual open house

The North Berrien Historical Society, located in Coloma, is pictured in 2016.

COLOMA — The North Berrien Historical Museum is inviting people of all ages to its annual Holiday Open House next weekend. 

The event, which runs Friday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 2, will feature kid-friendly fun and uniquely decorated trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations. 

Activities include the Holiday Kids Carnival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; Visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and live reindeer 1-3 p.m. Sunday. 

The open house will have gingerbread house decorating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is a $5 suggested donation. 

The museum will host live entertainment Friday and Sunday. The Upbeats will perform 2-4 p.m. Friday and the Coloma Choir will perform 2-3 p.m. Sunday. 

The cookie walk will start at 10 p.m. Saturday and last as long as there are cookies. There is a suggested donation of $8 a box. 

Museum Director Jack Greve said new to the schedule is year are holiday family portraits.

“For a suggested $20 donation you will receive three digital photos of your family that you can use for your holiday cards, family memories, or even just for the fun,” he said. 

Families can get their portraits taken from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Greve said this is the 14th year for the event and there are 52 sponsors this year.

“The event has been growing over the last few years and that’s due to an increase in community-based sponsors,” he said. 

Admission is free to the open house. The museum is at 300 Coloma Ave., Coloma. 

For more information visit www.northberrienhistory.org/holidayopenhouse or contact the museum at 468-3330.

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