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PHOTOS: Christmas at the Louis Larson Home

Jillianne Kleine, 14, of New London plays a game Saturday at the Louis Larson Home in New London. She and others dressed in period costumes during an open house. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)1 / 6
Sharon Nelson, owner of the Louis Larson Home, explains the history of the house to Betty Hagen of Brooten during an open house Saturday. Nelson has owned the house 36 years, and this was the first open house she has held. The event was a fundraiser for New London Ambulance and First Responders. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)2 / 6
Pam Johnson of Minneapolis and Eleanor Croone of Northfield were among several volunteers in costume at an open house Saturday in the historic Louis Larson Home in New London. Croone lived in the house from 1975 to 1978. "I'm so impressed with the enthusiasm of everybody to participate," Croone said of the event. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)3 / 6
Bill Gossman of New London speaks with Pam Johnson of New London Saturday at the Louis Larson Home. Gossman portrayed Louis Larson, New London's founder, and Deb Nelson, center, played Louis' wife Karin Larson during the open house. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)4 / 6
Janet Piermantier of St. Paul and Pam Johnson New London admire the pot from which cider was served Saturday at the Louis Larson House in New London. Piermantier was one of several volunteers in period costumes making sure guests' cider cups were filled. Lefse and krumkake were also served. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)5 / 6
A plaque was erected Saturday in front of the Louis Larson Home in New London. The brick house was built in 1902 by Larson, who is known as the father of New London. (CAROL SEAVEY | TRIBUNE)6 / 6

Jillianne Kleine, 14, of New London plays a game Saturday at the Louis Larson Home in New London. She and others dressed in period costumes during an open house. “I feel ridiculous,” Kleine said of her hoop skirt. Larson, the father of New London, built the house in 1902.

Sharon Nelson, owner of the Louis Larson Home, explains the history of the house to Betty Hagen of Brooten during an open house Saturday. Nelson has owned the house 36 years, and this was the first open house she has held. The event was a fundraiser for New London Ambulance and First Responders.

“It’s a privilege to take care of the house and the property in their honor,” she said of Louis and Karin Larson.

Carol Seavey

Carol Seavey is a Content Designer for Forum Communication Co.

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