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History of Christmas in New England

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On Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Kenneth C. Turino of Historic New England presents his well-illustrated lecture tracing the celebration of Christmas from 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 20th Century. Discover how Christmas evolved from an outlawed observance to a family-centered event - and everything in between. He will discuss how the Christmas Tree became popular, halls were decked and Santa Claus came to town.

Kenneth C. Turino holds a MA degree from George Washington University and has worked at the Paul Revere House, Smithsonian Institution and most recently as the director of the Lynn Museum for over 14 years. He lectures frequently on the history of Christmas and has published several articles on the celebration of Christmas.


Reserve your seats online at wakefieldlibrary.org for this unique holiday program or phone 781-246-6334, x2.

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