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Christmas Open House
Music by Solstice Brass
Quinn Leonard and his Solstice Brass musical group will bring "Warm Sounds for a Cold Season" to the Dean House on Sunday, December 8th to enliven our annual Second Sunday Christmas Open House. "Santa" will be in his cutter on the Back Porch to welcome visitors, the House will be decorated and hot cidar and cookies will be served. Please join us for a wonderful afternoon of Christmas cheer from 1 - 4 PM.

Volume 41, No. 2          December, 2013
Monona's 75th Anniversary

Throughout 2013 Monona has been celebrating its 75th anniversary. In the spring of 1938 a group of Blooming Grove residents living near Lake Monona began meeting to discuss creating a village and separating from the township. By September they had filled an application for incorporation and held elections for village officers. The Village became a City in 1969 and has been thriving ever since.

Highlights of the celebration were a time capsule, geocaching treasure hunt, historical marker dedication, Family Fun Day at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, an art show and auction and it all culminated in a gala dinner on Oct. 26th at the Monona Community Center.

Copies of Monona in the Making: History of The City of Pride, 1938-1975 written by Dorothy Brown Haines in 1999 and published by HBGHS are still available at the Dean House for $20. A copy would make a nice Christmas gift and remembrance of the 75th anniversary.


Streets of History

Monona Community Cable has written and produced a DVD on the history of Monona titled Streets of History. They used historic photographs and videos as well as interviews with long-time Monona residents to tell the story of Monona using street names as a framework for the production. It is very well done. Copies are available at City Hall for $5.00.

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