Nutcracker Day Open House at the Newly Remodeled Nutcracker Museum

Nutcracker Museum The 2021 Royal Lady of the Autumn Leaves, Penny Ressler Carpenter, standing in front of a big display of nutcrackers at the Nutcracker Shop. Carpenter is holding a ballerina nutcracker while visiting with "The Nutcracker Lady", Ms. Arlene Submitted photos

The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum was recently remodeled during the COVID pandemic and now will be celebrating its 26th year with an Open House with free admission for everyone. The open house will include the beloved Nutcracker Day events, which brings in school children, teachers and parents into the museum to enjoy a variety of fun events. Watch and listen to the old-fashioned Drehorgle (street organ) being played, watch a video on how nutcrackers are made, enjoy finding different nutcrackers on the Nutcracker Hunt, you can also try cracking some hazelnuts with a nutcracker. Then enter to win a gift during our hourly drawing or a door prize donated by our local businesses. Last, but not least everyone will be treated with a local hand-made Schocolat chocolate decorated with, of course, a nutcracker. 

Ms. Arlene and her husband George started the museum 26 years ago with their own collection of authentic nutcrackers which come from many famous nutcracker makers from Germany and around the world. The museum holds over 7000 different kinds of nutcrackers some over 1000 years old, to the current day SeaHawk nutcracker. The nutcrackers are made from a variety of stone, wood and metals. Come in to see the newly remodeled museum and have a fun time exploring the world of nutcrackers and downtown Leavenworth. 


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