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Historical Society Museum Gift Shop to host Christmas Cookbook Sale

Holiday shopping has just been made easier and more fun with Pawhuska’s first Christmas Cookbook Sale.

This exciting event will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 - 6 p.m. at the beautifully restored Osage County Historical Museum Gift Shop.

The sale will feature a vast array of cookbooks, including rare editions from a well-known culinary chef.

“The majority of these books are new or in like-new condition and will make beautiful, unique gifts,” said event organizer Patty Gambill. “Our book collection is extensive. We have books from Martha Stewart, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Time Life, Bon Appetite, and more. Many are rare.”

OCHS Board member Shirley Roberts has been assisting Gambill in pre-event preparations.

“We are still unpacking,” said Roberts. “There will be one shelf designated for exotic cookbooks. So far, I’ve counted twenty books from Southern Living, six of which feature holiday recipes and fourteen are for Christmas. Patty and I are having a tough time sorting through all these books because we want to stop and read each one of them.”

Museum Curator Barbara Pease dubbed this special sale the “Patty Gambill Christmas Book Sale.” In addition to books, the Gift Shop will feature assorted Boy Scout memorabilia, jewelry, and Pendleton products.

“We are excited to be carrying over-sized Pendleton towels,” said Pease. “Since these are washable, many people like to use them for throws. The designs are gorgeous and include ‘Buffalo Roam’ and my favorite, ‘Mexican.’ These towels do not look like towels. They have the same design as the much sought-after Pendleton blankets but are much cheaper. My grandchildren fight over who gets to use them when they come to my house. For the first time ever, we are offering gorgeous Native American and Cowboy dolls. Each 26” doll is dressed in authentic clothing, including Osage ribbon work.”

The Osage County Historical Society Museum’s Christmas Book Sale and open house will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-6 p.m.

“In addition to our beautiful display of unique books and gift items, you can get a glimpse of how handsome our new Museum is going to be,” said Pease.

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