A sure sign of the holidays is already welcoming visitors.

The annual Roberson Museum Home for the Holidays display opened November 18 and is available to view seven days a week through the first week of January.

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The museum and the former home of Alonzo and Margaret Roberson at the turn of the previous century (1907) is decked out in designer and artistic decorations as well as displays that highlight the ethnic diversity of the community.

The museum again this year is taking reservations to allow for smaller groups to take their time to enjoy the exhibition. Go to www.roberson.org for information about the hours and to select a day to visit.

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Roberson is also allowing people to "pay it forward" and purchase admissions to be donated to people in the community who otherwise may not be able to enjoy the displays.  Contact Roberson Museum for more information at (607) 772-0660.

On the edition of the weekly, local public affairs show: Southern Tier Close Up airing November 27-28 on Townsquare Binghamton radio stations, the director of the Roberson Museum and Science Center, Michael Grasso talks about this year's Home for the Holidays, including a very clever tree skirt on the Boy Scouts' evergreen.

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