Three Centuries of Christmas

Three Centuries of Christmas

Discover how American Christmas traditions changed over three centuries on this special holiday tour of Historic Hanna’s Town. Costumed guides lead you through buildings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries adorned in period-correct decorations and share stories of Christmases past.

When people came to America, they brought the traditions from their homeland with them. Over time, various customs were borrowed or melded with the practices of others, and by the latter part of the 19th century, an American tradition of Christmas began to emerge that united various cultural customs.

Learn about the origins of the Christmas tree, the tradition of mailing cards, the evolution of Santa Claus, and so much more while enjoying the historical ambiance of Hanna’s Town and sampling holiday treats.

Tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m.

Space is limited and advanced registration required. $10 for Westmoreland Historical Society members, $12 for nonmembers.

The Westmoreland History Shop will be open during these programs. Browse a variety of quality gifts including books for adults and children, vintage toys and games, stocking stuffers, ornaments, candles, cards and stationery, dishware, teas, baking mixes, jams, and home décor.

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Date

Dec 04 2021

Time

10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Historic Hanna's Town

Location

Historic Hanna's Town
Website
https://westmorelandhistory.org

Organizer

Westmoreland Historical Society & Historic Hanna's Town
Phone
724-836-1800
Website
http://www.westmorelandhistory.org

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