Volunteers Decorate the Ca 'd Zan Mansion at Ringling Museum

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:26 pm | Updated: 6:55 pm, Fri Dec 13, 2013.

 Officials at Ringling Museum say they couldn't exist with out their more than 600 volunteers. Some 400,000 visitors come thru the museum every year.

 Volunteers keep the place looking great, running smoothly , and welcome and inform visitors. 

They also decorate the museum for Christmas.

Ca 'd' Zan is a splendid sight to behold. It has been decorated by Scott Nutter, and his staff. He was  recently named the Florida Museum Volunteer of the Year. Nutter has volunteered at the Museum for 10 years. Before retiring, he was in charge of the Christmas Window decorations at Saks 5th Ave. in New York,  and later the Christmas Decorations at Saks in Los Angeles.

And he uses his amazing skill to turn the mansion into a wonderland. John and Mable Ringling moved into Ca 'd 'Zan in December of 1925, and they decorated their new home and invited the community to a party. So in keeping with that tradition, decorations at the  Ca 'd 'zan are  dazzling.

The museum is closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1st. The decorations will be up until Jan. 6th. Ca'd'zan is open Thursday nights from 5 to 8 on Dec. 12, 19 and 26, for tours. There will be special Christmas music.

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