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By the chimney with care


December 1, 2022 | View PDF

Courtesy Alaska Assoc. for Historic Preservation

** Update: This event was canceled. Our apologies for the error.

Courtesy Alaska Assoc. for Historic Preservation

The Oscar Anderson House Museum annual Swedish Christmas open house has been hosted for over three decades. It was started in the 1980s by former museum manager Mary Flaherty.

A holiday tradition, Anchorage's historic Oscar Anderson House Museum will host its Swedish Christmas Open House two weekends in December - Dec. 3 and 4 and Dec. 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Experience how a Swedish family decorated and celebrated Christmas in the early 20th century while touring one of the oldest homes in Anchorage. The Oscar Anderson House was constructed in 1915 and remains relatively unaltered. It is located in downtown Anchorage in the Bootleggers Cove neighborhood, listed as a "Distinctive Destination" on the National Register of Historic Places.

Open house hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours are about an hour long and will be ongoing throughout the afternoon. Coloring pages and crayons will be available for children. Walk-ins are welcome or RSVP online at Admission is $10 adults, $5 age 12 and younger, $5 seniors.


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