In the Netherlands St. Nicholas is known as Sinterklaas.  Dutch children are
told that he arrives from Spain on a steamer on his feast day, December 6.
The night before, they fill their shoes with hay and sugar for his horse,
and in the morning the children awake to find them filled with gifts such as
nuts and candy.

The Chisholm Trail Museum and Governor Seay Mansion invites visitors to come
and learn about Christmas around the world.  Throughout December the museum
and mansion will sport their holiday finery and on Sunday, December 12, will
host the annual Open House from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Pioneer Village will provide guest with a taste of what Christmas was
like on the prairie more than a hundred years ago.  Visitors will be able to
visualize families decorating their cedar trees using such items as bits of
cloth and dried apples.  

The halls of the museum will be decked out with trees decorated by area
students.

The Seay Mansion will be adorned with ornaments befitting the beautiful 1892
Victorian home.  A special treat will be waiting for mansion guests.  The
Gift Givers representing the traditions of many countries will be visiting
again this year from 2 to 4 p.m.  They will be wearing the beautiful
costumes of their homeland, and each will be telling their own story.

From the log cabins to the Victorian mansion and spaces in between, there
will be a feast for the eyes and soul--and even some refreshments!

The museum and mansion are located at 605 Zellers Avenue, Kingfisher.  Hours
of operation are:  Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed
Sunday and Monday.  For more information, contact (405) 375-5176.