HANOVER, KS— One of Santa’s first scheduled visits to Washington County will be at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site near Hanover on Saturday, December 5. Plans are in full swing for the annual old-fashioned Christmas open house at the station, a free event. The wood burning stoves will be fired up and kerosene lamps will light the station. Popcorn strings and old-fashioned ornaments will decorate the Christmas tree.
John Knabe and Ed Hajek of Odell, NE, will play Christmas music on accordion and tuba, respectively. Martha Gerdes of Hanover will play accordion and lead visitors in singing German songs.
Volunteers Jennie Barley and Jim Scheetz will pop popcorn on the wood stove and volunteers and Friends of Hollenberg Station will provide refreshments. Santa is expected to arrive at 7 with goodies for the children.
The Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site is one of 16 historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society.
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