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Christmas open house at Icelandic State Park

The Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Association (NENDHA) will be hosting their annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, November 19 at the Pioneer Heritage Center at Icelandic State Park. The doors will open at 1:00 pm, giving guests the opportunity to view the Christmas trees and decorations in the exhibit hall. The program will begin at 2:00 pm in the lower level meeting room. Refreshments will be provided.

This year, Pembina County is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. The NENDHA will be honoring this milestone with a special presentation given by local historian, Jim Benjaminson.

Fallcreek Quartet will also be here to provide musical entertainment, with songs from the 50s and 60s, as well as Christmas carols. These four friends have been entertaining audiences since New Year’s Eve of 1996, performing throughout the upper Midwest and Canada. Most recently, Fallcreek was named the Land O’ Lakes District Senior Quartet Champion, and went on to compete at the 2017 International Senior Quartet Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

Guests will have a final opportunity to sign up for a chance to win $160 in commemoration of the 160 acres each homesteader received in his/her land claim from 1870-1920. Former and long-time NENDHA president, Rosemarie Myrdal, has generously donated the prize money. The drawing will be held during the program.

The event is free of charge in accordance with a daily pass, annual pass, or a NENDHA membership. Icelandic State Park is located 5 ••• miles west of Cavalier, ND on State Highway 5.

The mission of North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities through diverse parks and programs that conserve the state’s natural diversity.

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