Christmas in Early America Workshop
|Term||Special Winter Session 2020-2021|
|Ages||10 & up|
Why was celebrating Christmas illegal in Colonial America? Who were the Weinacthsmann, Père Noël, and Belznichol? They were all versions of Santa Claus in early America, but how did Santa Claus supplant them to become the universal gift-giver in the United States? Students will examine how our modern Christmas traditions, such as a Christmas tree and Christmas cards, evolved during the century after the Declaration of Independence.
Live Classes: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, December 21, 22, and 23, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time