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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Oil Museum Christmas Tea kicks of the holiday season

  • Public invited to seek the museum all decorated for Christmas this Saturday afternoon
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  • Volunteers of the West Kern Oil Museum are inviting the public to their annual open house and Christmas Tea scheduled for Saturday from 1:30-4 p.m.
    The tea will be held in the Buena Vista Room with volunteers providing a variety of homemade refreshments.
    "This is our way to kick off the holiday season," said Don Maxwell, director of volunteers. "It's a nice way for us to showcase our exhibits with colorfully decorated Christmas threes done by our hard-working volunteers."
    All of the museum exhibits and features will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the main exhibit building with its saber-toothed cat and McKittrick tar pit fossils, the Yokuts Indian room, and a display featuring the world famous Lakeview Gusher.
    The shotgun house, tent house, firehouse and transportation building with its variety of antique cars and trucks will be open as will the museum grounds.
    Uniquely decorated Christmas trees will be featured throughout the buildings.
    There is no admission charge.
    The museum is the community's most popular tourist attraction.
    It is operated entirely by volunteers. There is not paid staff.

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