Unique opportunity to see rare items at Historic St. John’s Lutheran of Bradford

Members of the International Coleman Collectors Club (ICCC) generously donated a very rare period–matching Coleman PQ QuickLite Chandelier and a Coleman CQ QuickLite Lamp to replace Historic St. John’s keepsakes which were destroyed in the Isanti County Historical Society arson fire in July of 2011.

An antique Coleman CQ QuickLite Lamp will be on display during two ‘Lessons and Carols’ style type programs Jan. 8 at Historic St. John’s Lutheran of Bradford.

These rare antiques (circa 1917) will be prominently displayed during the two ‘Lessons and Carols’ style programs to be held on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, at the Historic church.

The public is cordially invited to share in these Historic reenactment presentations—a German language program at 2 p.m. and an English language Lessons, Carols & Candle program at 4 p.m.

Relive the Christmas season–ending program like German immigrants to Isanti County did back in 1882, when the Historic Church was built. Join in singing several ‘near and dear’ Christmas carols and hear the ‘Lessons’ in the Native German language. Join in a celebratory candle lighting ceremony guaranteed to deliver a ‘tug at the heart strings,’ while singing ‘Silent Night’ as this one-of-a-kind holiday event concludes.

Come and share in this delightful event—and check out the Antique Chandelier and Lamp, too. The Historic Church is located 2 1/2 miles west of Isanti on Co. Rd. 5 NW. Historic St. John’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been restored to its original condition by the Friends of Historic St. John’s, which sponsors and programs these unique events. A suggested $5 per adult contribution will offset presentation costs, and further assist in continuing the on–going renovation/restoration efforts.

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