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Season's greetings from 1895

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Rooms were decorated for the season at the Gunderson House. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 10
Norwegian fare: lefse, cranberry salad, fruit soup, meatballs and ham loaf. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 10
Past residents of the Gunderson House in the foyer. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 10
Volunteers chat with guests as they arrive for a night of history, food and song. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 10
Wait staff prepare for the annual Christmas dinner at the Gunderson House in Kenyon. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 10
Krumkake and other seasonal cookies. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 10
The table is set for attendees of the annual Gunderson House Christmas dinner. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 10
Harp music set the mood at the Gunderson House on Dec. 9 for the annual Christmas dinner. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 10
A horse-drawn carriage picks up passengers at the Gunderson House. Sarah Hansen / RiverTown Multimedia10 / 10

The Gunderson House in Kenyon was alive with festivity during its annual Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Members of the Kenyon Area Historical Society hosted the event, which included a horse-drawn carriage ride, tours of the historic home, harp music, an abundance of food and a piano-led holiday sing-along.

Volunteer chefs cooked up a Norwegian feast that would have been welcomed by the home's original residents in the Victorian era. Rooms were decorated for Christmas and volunteers from the high school partnered with historical society members to serve guests and give tours.

The dinner cost $30 per person and was limited to 40 guests. This event helped raise funds for the home's necessary maintenance and roof repairs.

The Gunderson House is open for visitors June to September on the third weekend of the month and can be rented for special occasions.

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