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Christmas and the Civil War

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Pay-What-You-Please

Learn about the surprising connection between the Civil War and our modern Christmas season.

Thomas Nast's Civil War Santa which appeared in Harpers Weekly

Thomas Nast’s Civil War Santa which appeared in Harpers Weekly

Join us at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum on December 12 at 6:00 PM as Museum Docent Brad Stone details the history behind the celebration of Christmas during the Civil War and its surprising connections to the present day.

 

The Civil War shaped the way we celebrate the holiday season in the United States in surprising ways. One of the most surprising is the depiction of Santa Claus, as Civil War era illustrator Thomas Nast toyed with images of the jolly elf during the conflict that evolved into the Santa we know today in the United States.

The presentation begins at 6:00 PM and will be pay-what-you-please.

Details

Date:
December 12
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pay-What-You-Please
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Organizer

Jake Wynn
Phone:
301-695-1864, ext. 1009
Email:
jake.wynn@civilwarmed.org

Venue

Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
437 7th Street NW
Washington, 20004 United States
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