The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England
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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at Merrimack Repertory TheatreThu 3/20 7:30p