Join us for the 5th Annual Holiday Open House. Shop for gifts at the Richard Bookstore and visit the booths of many local vendors and artisans while strolling through the festively decorated Center for Missouri Studies. Enjoy holiday carols from members of Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri’s Columbia Chorale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be greeting visitors from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors of all ages are welcome to take their own pictures with Santa, too!
This annual tradition boasts unique gifts and the chance to support Missouri artists and artisans by shopping local. Participating vendors include Boone Olive Oil, Camps with Bears, Cindy Lou’s Glass Studio, Double Lucky by Mandy, Midway Mercantile Co., Shortwave Coffee, Sugarberry Blooms, The 1818 Project, Three Creeks Pottery, MASU Paper Goods, Villasana Woodworks, and Wildflower Revival.
While you’re visiting the Center for Missouri Studies, be sure to stop in the art gallery to see the new exhibition “Resurrection,” created by artist Valerie Wedel. The contemporary installation combines handmade copies of personal letters from the SHSMO archives. Wedel will be in the art gallery from 1-3 p.m. to discuss her installation with visitors.