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Nov. 30, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

Old Stone House marks Christmas

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House will host a Christmas Open House from 5 to 8 p.m., Dec. 15, giving visitors the chance to see how the holiday was celebrated in bygone times.

"This is a chance to enjoy a festive Christmas atmosphere with holiday decorations and delectable goodies," said Aaron Cowan, SRU assistant professor of history and curator of the museum. "This event allows visitors to experience the coziness of the Old Stone House and learn about how early Americans celebrated Christmas."

The event, which will include a tour of the facility, is free, but donations will be accepted. The suggested donation is $3 per person, or $5 per family.

The Old Stone House, one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks, is located at the intersection of routes 8, 173 and 528, four miles south of Slippery Rock.

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