Christmas Reflections will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the German American Museum, Library and Family History Center in St. Lucas. This year the nourishment consists of three all-time favorites: chicken dumpling (spätzle) soup, harvest squash with sausage and rice, and chili soup with Hawaiian dinner rolls. Also available will be Christmas cookies with hot apple cider, bottled water and coffee.
This year the museum boasts a recently-donated Hummel collection, a German 1860s antique baby grand piano, Christmas displays in the attic, and 12 new display cases already populated with special theme exhibits. A traditional St. Nicholas will also be greeting children in the attic and will share a holiday gift bag with each child who climbs the stairs to the attic to visit.
The museum will be open on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. Local artists Dolores Buchheit and Marissa Goerend Krivachek will be displaying selected paintings and pottery pieces that day. Refreshments include hot apple cider, coffee and Christmas cookies.
Free-will donations will be accepted. The event is sponsored by The 1891 Financial Life (formerly the National Catholic Society of Foresters).