Smock Santa Collection Back At Dubois County Museum

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Jasper (Local Sources) – Back by popular demand, the Dubois County Museum is once again hosting the extensive collection of Santa figurines and Santa items from local resident Kay Smock.

What had begun as a love of Christmas, continued for over 25 years for Smock.  Christmas was special to Kay and it was made especially precious by the time spent with her grandmother.  They would bake Christmas cookies and special Italian holiday foods together.

Kay began collecting Santa pieces and would share her love of Christmas with her grandmother.  But finally after 25 years Kay decided that she didn’t have enough room for this extensive collection. After approaching the museum, the collection has now found a new home at the Dubois County Museum.

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The entire collection, numbering numbering more than 1,000 pieces was donated to the Dubois County Museum and includes the following: Lenox, Clothtique Santa’s by Possible Dreams (the oldest being from 1988), Vailliancort Folk Art, Hallmark ornaments, Kurt Adler, Memories of Santa Earthenware started in 1983, Olde World Christmas Ornaments, prints by D. Morgan, Overly-Raker, tins, towels, fabric Santa’s made by an folk artist from Orleans, porcelain figurines, hand-blown glass ornaments, platters, and bisque items painted by Kay herself.  Special display cases have been filled at the museum with parts of this collection.

The Dubois County Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10-2pm, Saturday from 10-4pm, and Sunday from 1-4pm.  The museum is closed on Monday.  Call 812-634-7733.  Visit the website www.duboiscountymuseum.org for upcoming events and schedules and follow on Facebook for updates of these events.

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