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Iron County Historical Museum offers festive open house to visitors


December 11, 2017

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THIS CARPET LOOM in Hurley's Iron County Historical Museum represents a key means by which expense funds are raised via carpet sales. Shown during the museum's Saturday open house are, from left, Bette Berga, taking a break from the loom, and Ellice Wallom, who acts as an assistant to rug makers.


HURLEY - "It all started with this tree," said Gail Buccanero, a volunteer at the Iron County Historical Society Museum.

Buccanero was explaining how the decision to place a Christmas tree in the museum dining room inspired volunteers to offer an open house on Saturday, complete with fragrant coffee and a variety of holiday treats.

"I made paper chains," said volunteer Bobbie Jaresky of the red and green garland on the tree, which also includes a homemade popcorn string.

"I started volunteering in July," said Jaresky. "I was dusting and cleaning for...

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