Strawberry Hill Museum Readies for the Holidays
The Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan. preserves ethnic history for the entire community. The museum will be closed temporarily while volunteers prepare for the holidays.
You can watch the sunrise over Kansas City from the wrap around porch at the historic Strawberry Hill Museum. Bu, as Thanksgiving gets closer, volunteers are working to change things around for the holidays.
“If you’ve come before, come again because all of it’s different and you will be amazed at what they do to transform the rooms,” said museum volunteer Bernadette Soptick.
Volunteers feel the Christmas decor makes the museum more stunning.
“We try to keep the decor as it would have looked then as it would during the the Victorian era,” Soptick said. “Its a real job, but we love it.”
A flu epidemic swept through the area 32 years after the historic home was built. Dozens of people died and many children were left orphaned. St. John the Baptist Croatian Catholic Church bought the home and opened it as an orphanage.
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