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Get Ready for a Night of Hygge at Pioneer Museum, Watford City, Feb. 13


February 3, 2021 | View PDF

Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County will be hosting a Hygge event Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will be an evening of visiting with people, enjoying Scandinavian style food, entertainment, and listening to three local authors talk about their books. 

"This event is a nice little kickoff for Valentine's Day," stated Jan Dodge, Pioneer Museum director.

Hygge is a Scandinavian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable geniality with feelings of contentment. "The Scandinavian people, especially the people of Denmark and Norway, are considered to be some of the happiest people in the world. This is because of their hygge lifestyle; it is a warm, cozy, and appreciative way of living. When I think of hygge, I imagine a candlelight supper, fireplaces, and guests coming over and spending the evening," said Sandy Rieker, McKenzie County Heritage Association director of operations. 

This is the fourth year that the Pioneer Museum has hosted this event. Rieker added, "Each year has just been such a success; it is just so fun getting together with everyone. I'm really excited to have this event, this year, because with COVID-19, many of us haven't had a chance to get out and visit much. So I think for me, I am most excited about seeing happy and smiling people and then of course I am also excited to share my book."

Rieker has recently had her book, "The Most Unlikely Pair," published. It is a children's book about farm animals and courage. Cheryl Brown, Watford City, is the illustrator of Rieker's book. Rieker explained that this book has been in the works for about a year, so she is excited to share it with all the attendees. 

In addition to this, Annika Plummer and Jesse Veeder Scofield will also be sharing children's books that they have recently published. 

The Pioneer Museum gift shop and the Long X Liquor Store will be open during the event; the liquor store will be serving samples of their wine. 

Anybody is welcome to attend this event. For more information on this event, call the Pioneer Museum at 701-444-2990 or check out their Facebook page: Pioneer Museum of McKenzie County. 


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