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(no subject)  Indiana Dunes NL
 Nov 13, 2003 08:36 PST 

FOR USE BETWEEN: Program Contact: Ryan Koepke
November 16 – December 7, 2003 (219) 926-7561 x225

REVEL IN HISTORIC CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AT BAILLY HOMESTEAD AND CHELLBERG
FARM


Enjoy old-fashioned Christmas spirit and experience fascinating customs
at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore! Volunteers and members of the
Friends of Indiana Dunes will present “Christmas in the Dunes” from 1:00
PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday December 7, at the Chellberg Farm and Bailly
Homestead of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a traditional Swedish
Christmas at the Chellberg farmhouse! Volunteers clad in
brightly-colored Swedish clothing will explain and recreate the magical
legend of St. Lucia. Processions will be held in the farmhouse every ˝
hour from 1:00 to 3:30. As you tour the house, listen to and enjoy
ongoing Swedish tunes on traditional instruments including the fiddle
and button accordion.   Let your sense of smell guide you into the
kitchen, where volunteers will be cooking on the woodstove and a
smorgasbord of Swedish foods will be on display. Be sure to and tell
Santa Claus what you want for Christmas!

After making a short jaunt through the winter woods to the Bailly
Homestead, warm up with a cup of hot cider and travel back in time to
the fur trade era. Let your imagination be your guide as you learn the
about the lifestyles and winter activities of the Potawatomis and fur
traders of the 1820’s. Learn about French Christmas traditions through
stories and song as you tour the Bailly house.

Before heading home, be sure to stop in at the Bailly-Chellberg Visitor
Center. Enjoy traditional Christmas carols while shopping for some
unique Christmas gifts.

Get in the holiday spirit by experiencing Christmas traditions in the
dunes! Visitors both young and old will enjoy this unique, educational,
and entertaining program. This program is sponsored by the friends of
Indiana Dunes.

The Bailly/Chellberg parking lot is located between highways U.S. 12 and
U.S.20 on Mineral Springs Road. For more information on this or other
programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 926-7561,
extension 225.
	
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