Celebrate Christmas in the Logging Camp Dec. 7 at Forest History Center

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Release dated: 
November 13, 2013
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Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Event: Christmas in the Logging Camp
Date: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Forest History Center, 2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids
Cost: $9 adults, $7 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6 to 17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
Call for more information 218-327-4482
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/foresthistory

Celebrate Christmas in the Logging Camp Dec. 7 at Forest History Center

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Bundle up and celebrate the season like a hearty lumberjack during the peak of the logging boom. Visitors to Forest History Center's historically recreated 1900s logging camp will witness holiday-themed interpretations of camp happenings performed by costumed interpreters. The North Woods One logging camp has a blacksmith shop, filer's shack, cook camp, sleep camp, root house, horse barn and a 100-foot fire tower where rangers would watch for fires. See the camp's buildings, chat with the crew, smell the wood smoke, feel the warmth from the barrel stoves, enjoy the smell of freshly baked cookies and take a ride through the snow on a horse drawn sleigh. The gift shop in the visitor center offers a unique Christmas shopping opportunity. Santa will also be stopping by the camp, so don't forget to bring a camera.

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