W.H. Over, Newcastle will exchange Christmas trees Each year during the holiday season, the Friends of the W.H. Over Museum host a Christmas festival. During the month of December, a large, decorated tree graces the front foyer of the museum. Traditionally, it has been decorated for visitors' enjoyment by members of the Friends.
This year, in hopes of establishing a new tradition for everyone's enjoyment, our friends in Newcastle, NE and the Friends plan to exchange Christmas trees. They will do this on Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. at the overlook on the Nebraska side of the new bridge.
The tree from Newcastle has been trimmed by the school children and is already standing in the bank in Newcastle. The museum tree will feature brochures about Spirit Mound and other attractions in Vermillion and at the museum. Of course, Charlie Coyote will make a great tree topper.
After the trees are exchanged at the overlook, everyone has been invited to "come to Newcastle," meet at the caf�, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and then hear about some local attractions that have been prepared for holiday enjoyment. One of these is a fully decorated historical building located in downtown Newcastle. It has been described as a "wonderland" and is ready for viewing.
The museum's annual festival is scheduled for Dec. 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. It is hoped that by having the tree exchange, that we will have even more visitors from Nebraska than we had last year. It will be exciting to see how the logistics of hauling fully trimmed trees "over the roads, across the bridge to the Newcastle Caf� we go!" work out.
Most of all, it should be lots of fun and everyone in both towns are cordially invited to come and see how this new venture will work out.
Then � come to the W.H. Over Museum to enjoy the Newcastle tree as well as all of the other wonderful things that are scheduled to happen on festival day.