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Join Us!

A new holiday festival is coming to Menomonie and Dunn County! Wakanda Wonderland is a community gathering featuring decorated holiday trees created by local businesses and community groups — perfect for a family outing. Located on the east lawn of the Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park, the event will feature tree viewing, bonfires, food and beverages, horse-drawn wagon rides, a professional photographer mini studio, and a silhouette artist.

Wakanda Wonderland will take place from Noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

Perfect Holiday Card photo-op! 

A Jodi Hayden Photography will be set up with a mini studio on the museum grounds to take photos perfect for a holiday card, or a professional memento of the holidays! For $20 you will receive a flash drive with 5 professional photos to have printed in any way you wish.  

To see more of her work: https://www.facebook.com/JodiHaydenPhotography

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Sponsoring a Tree

If you or your business/organization is interested in sponsoring and decorating a tree you can read over the informational sheets below, and contact Ashley Asher at 715-317-0525 or Ashley@elevatedendeavors.net to arrange to have your own tree. 

Silhouettes: The perfect unusual, historical, holiday gift!

Silhouettes by Chris
Silhouettes by Chris
Don't forget your pets!
Perfect Holiday Gifts
Chris at work
He can use a side view photo

The Museum is excited to welcome back Silhouettes by Chris. Chris, a second generation, internationally known, professional silhouette artist cuts the silhouettes freehand. It is amazing to watch. He just uses surgical scissors and fine paper — no tracing, painting, or mechanical aids. On average, it only takes him 2-3 minutes to hand-cut an heirloom quality, detailed silhouette. These can be of adults, children and even pets. 

The children do not have to sit still. They can wiggle and laugh — it's supposed to be fun. The silhouettes are then mounted and/or framed.

 

The fully finished portraits are ready in just minutes. In order to include children who can't be there that day, older siblings, and even couples, parents or pets, Chris can work from side-view photos. 

EVENTBRITE SIGN UP BELOW:

https://wakandawonderland121121.eventbrite.com

PRICES
Classic Silhouette  —  $35 each
Hand-cut Copy —  $15 each (Limit 3 extra copies)
Traditional Oval Frame —  $40 each (Frame only. Does not include Classic Silhouette)

Silhouette portraiture is a historic art form, in which a person's profile (or side-view) is hand-cut from black paper and mounted on a white background. Traditionally, they are placed in black oval frames. They are often referred to as "shadow pictures" or "shades."  In a time without cameras, it was an economical alternative to a painted portrait or miniature. There are fewer than 50 professional silhouette artists currently practicing, with most operating solely online.