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Webinar - Deck the Halls: Female Abolitionist Societies and the Evolution of Christmas

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

In the mid-nineteenth century, the Christmas traditions we know today were just beginning. In this virtual lecture, Historic New England's Ken Turino narrates the history of female abolitionists in America and their contributions to the development of modern American Christmas celebrations. These abolitionists, including Maria Chapman and Lydia Marie Child, hosted Christmas fairs to raise money for the abolitionist cause. Turino looks at the Sewing Circles both abroad and across America that contributed a wide array of goods for sale at these fairs. These fairs had a wide-ranging influence on a number of Christmas traditions, including the adoption of greenery and the Christmas tree in America. This live webinar is for members of The Olana Partnership. To learn more about becoming a member, visit olana.org/membership. This webinar is free for members of The Olana Partnership.
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