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Phone (207) 384-2454
Price $5. Registration is recommended.
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Holiday History

The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England

Saturday, Dec 14, 2013 4:30p to 5:30p

This illustrated lecture traces the development of the celebration of Christmas, from when it was outlawed in seventeenth-century New England through the beginning of the twentieth century. Kenneth C. Turino, manager of community engagement and exhibitions at Historic New England, looks at how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration to a family-centered event. Learn how Christmas trees became popular, halls were decked, and Santa Claus came to town.

Created by HistoricNE

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Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center
5 Portland St.
South Berwick, ME 03908
(207) 384-2454
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