Civil War Christmas
This program is sponsored by the Township Library of Lower Southampton
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.
Please register with buckslib.org and then click on events and Village Library of Wrightstown. Find the event you are interested in and click on that and you will be prompted to complete the registration for the library. The link for the program is below, please copy and paste into your browser to enjoy the program.
Meeting ID: 972 6962 1402