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Before the Civil War, Christmas was not an official holiday in the United States. By the end of the war in 1865, Christmas had gone from a relatively unimportant holiday to the opposite—a day rooted in an idealized vision of home. The way Americans observed the holiday changed too, setting the stage for the more modern Christmas holiday we know today. Though individual traditions still varied, the upheaval of the Civil War made the holiday seem more and more important to separated families. The Christmas season reminded  mid-19th century Americans of the importance of the home and the institution of new Christmas traditions. Come join historical reenactor, lecturer and tour guide Michael Jesberger for a discussion on one of our favorite holidays.

This event is brought to you by the Township Library of Lower Southampton located in Feasterville.

Monday, December 7, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Adults     Teens  
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 39 seats available.