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Danish Christmas returns to the Petersen House by azhttp

Danish Christmas returns to the Petersen House

TEMPE, Ariz. – A Danish Christmas returns from Dec. 1 through Jan. 5 at the

Petersen House Museum, 1414 W. Southern Ave. (Northwest corner of Priest

Drive and Southern Avenue.) Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

Annette Andersen, of Kimballton, Iowa, will demonstrate how the Danish do

“papirklip,” translated as paper cuttings from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

The House’s holiday decorations interpret the Danish Christmas Story,

“Peter’s Christmas,” a story by J. Krohn about a young boy’s Christmas in

Denmark in the late 1800s. It was written about the time Niels Petersen, for

whom the Petersen House is named, immigrated to the United States.

The event is brought to Tempe by the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elkhorn,

Iowa, and the Tempe Historical Museum.

Hours:

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23 with Peter’s Christmas Story Time

at 1:30 p.m. (light refreshments available)

Tours: Tour reservations will be taken for groups of more than 10 people on

Tuesdays thru Thursdays and Saturdays. Sundays will be open house.

Information:

Tempe Historical Museum, http://www.tempe.gov/museum/

<http://www.tempe.gov/museum/>

Petersen House, http://www.tempe.gov/petersenhouse/

<http://www.tempe.gov/petersenhouse/>

Danish Immigrant Museum, http://dkmuseum.org/ <http://dkmuseum.org/>