Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 5:00p -
141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
History, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
This richly illustrated webinar with Historic New England's Kenneth C. Turino traces the evolving celebration of Christmas in New England. Follow the development of the holiday, from the time it was outlawed in seventeenth-century New England through the beginning of the twenty-first century, when all the trappings of a traditional Christmas were in place.
Many of the customs we take for granted as part of today's festivities and religious celebrations are actually products of a more recent history. Find out how Christmas was transformed from a rowdy celebration into a family-centered event. Discover how the Christmas tree became popular, halls were decked, and Santa Claus came to town.
The link for the webinar will be sent prior to the event. Please call 617-994-6679 for more information. Tickets are $20.