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Apopka Historical Society dives into the holidays this weekend

"A Nutcracker Christmas" coming to the Museum

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The Apopka Historical Society (AHS) is diving headfirst into the holiday season this weekend with an event called "A Nutcracker Christmas!"

 "Hundreds of nutcrackers in all sizes and beautiful holiday decorations of Apopka’s vibrant history will be on display," AHS says in its release. "A giant nutcracker mans the vintage firetruck watching over the activities with holiday music inside and out."

This event is the kickoff of the Apopka Historical Society’s campaign to expand the museum. According to the release, the current building has reached its capacity.

"There are many artifacts that currently have no place to be displayed," AHS says. "This is a dilemma that can be remedied for future enjoyment. Come be a part of this celebration!"

The doors will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19th at the Museum of the Apopkans - the log cabin located at 122 E. 5th Street. Commemorative nutcrackers and cookies as well as other last-minute holiday gifts will be available for purchase. Plenty of free parking is available in the small lot in front of the museum, another small lot in the rear of the building, or in the city hall lot, which is across the street.

“This will be another great way for our community to come out and celebrate the holidays," said retired Apopka Fire Chief Chuck Carnesale. "While at the same time supporting the Apopka Historical Society and its mission of educating others and preserving the rich history of the town we all love.”

The Museum of the Apopkans works to represent the diverse history of the Apopka community. In addition to the exhibit vignettes, there is a library to conduct genealogy and research.

According to its website, the mission of the Apopka Historical Society is to collect, interpret and present the history and culture of North West Orange County, Florida to all the people of the Apopka area and to other visitors attracted to the city. The Society is dedicated to education and to promoting pride in the heritage of the men and women, from all stations of life that lived, worke,d and died to make Apopka special.

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