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Thronateeska opens Santa Claus exhibit

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News release from the Thronateeska Heritage Center

Albany, Georgia – On Saturday, November 14th, one holiday tradition is back and a new tradition will be in the making.  Thronateeska Heritage Center will open its fifth annual Santa Claus Exhibit

This yearly favorite will bring cheer to young and old alike.  The exhibit features Don Fisher’s collection of over 3,000 figurines, sculptures, paintings and crafted forms of Kris Kringle.

In addition to the Santa exhibit, Thronateeska will host the first Santa’s Christmas Bazaar.  Local arts and crafts vendors will be on hand with unique gift items.  Shoppers can purchase from a selection that includes hand-made glass jewelry, gourmet food and cosmetic gift baskets. 

Original art, craft and floral work can help you solve the gift-giving problem for that hard-to-buy-for person on your shopping list.

The museums and the bazaar will be open to the public form 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Santa himself will be taking a break from his work at the North Pole to talk to the children from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Thronateeska’s History Museum.  All are encouraged to bring their Christmas wish-list and camera.

Visitors to Santa’s Christmas Bazaar can bring the whole family and enjoy great food and all of Thronateeska’s museums.  Locos Grill will be set up selling hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers, drinks and other items. 

The Science Museum, History Museum, Model Railroad Exhibit and Wetherbee Planetarium will be open.  There is no admission cost for the bazaar and museums.  Wetherbee Planetarium admission is $3.50 per show per person.  Thronateeska members are admitted for free. 

For more information on the event or to sign up as a vendor call 229-432-6955 and ask for Cheryl Jones or Cathy Flohre.