“Branson Loves Christmas” Presentation

original Branson Adoration display

This vintage photograph from the Asselin Family Collection shows the original Branson Adoration display as viewed from the intersection of Bus Hwy 65 and Hwy 76.

The Branson Centennial Museum will feature a free program on the Branson’s Christmas history on Tuesday, December 11 from 12:30 – 1:30.

Branson residents Charlie Engram and Ross Summers will discuss the beginnings of Branson’s celebration of Christmas during their “Branson Loves Christmas” program, including details of the first “Keeping Christ in Christmas” parade, and the creation of the original Nativity Scene on Mount Branson.

Each month, the Branson Centennial Museum is presenting free programs with a variety of speakers discussing various chapters of Branson-area history, all from a wide range of interesting perspectives.

The Branson Centennial Museum (417-239-1912), part of the White River Valley Historical Society, is located at 120 S Commercial Street in downtown Branson, and features rotating exhibits in the Reish Family Gallery, as well as a bookstore/gift shop.  Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00, weather-permitting.  The 57-year-old non-profit White River Valley Historical Society (417-546-2210), 297 Main Street, Forsyth, includes a museum, research library, and bookstore.  WRVHS hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 – 4:00, weather-permitting.  There is no admission charge at either location.

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