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Christmas and the Civil War
December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Pay-What-You-Please
Learn about the surprising connection between the Civil War and our modern Christmas season.
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.