Christmas program held in 133-year-old museum church

Museum holds annual Christmas service, Sunday


December 8, 2022

John Price Jr. scowls at Arnold Miller as the audience roared with laughter. The pair have provided both serious music and light-hearted entertainment at the Nuckolls County Museum Christmas program for several years and have become known for surprises and their ability to get a good laugh. This year the setting was a formal church service which sounded both long and boring. Arnold arrived late, had trouble finding a seat, needed a handkerchief which could not be found, fell asleep, lost a cough drop down his shirt, did not know when to stand up nor sit down and sang loudly during the wrong part of a song. Evidently, members of the audience identified with his plight.

Sunday afternoon, members of the Nuckolls County Historical Society board hosted the annual museum Christmas service in the historic church located on the museum grounds. The church was moved from Ruskin to Superior several years ago. It was dedicated Dec. 15, 1889. Thus, the main structure is 133 years old.

Steve Renz, cochairmen of the board, served as master of ceremonies for the service. Carlita Price played the pump organ. Arnold Miller and John Price lead the congregation singing four traditional Christmas carols: "Hark! the Hearld Angels Sing," "Silent Night," "Joy to the World" a...

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