This is a repeating eventdecember 21, 2023 10:15 am
The Civil War Series: Christmas During the Civil War
The Civil War: Christmas During the Civil War Thurs, Dec 14th | 10:30-11:30 am In-person at Sanford Thurs, Dec 21st | 10:15-11:30 am In-person at Trailside Join educator (and Civil
The Civil War:
Christmas During the Civil War
Thurs, Dec 14th | 10:30-11:30 am
In-person at Sanford
Thurs, Dec 21st | 10:15-11:30 am
In-person at Trailside
Join educator (and Civil War buff) Mike Trebilcock for an interactive program looking at all aspects of the American Civil War – from its causes to its legacy and memory. Anyone with an interest in the Civil War, expert and novice alike – is encouraged to attend.
Christmas during the Civil War was both an escape from and a vivid reminder of the terrible war raging between the North and South. Soldiers cherished a day of rest and relaxation but were in a melancholy mood as they struggled with separation from their families. Those families, too, did their best to celebrate, but longed for the return of their boys in blue and gray.
In this program we will look at how Civil War soldiers in camp and their families at home took comfort in many of the same Christmas traditions that define Christmas today – carols, gift-giving, tree decoration, “A Christmas Carol,” and jolly Santa Claus.
Reserve your spot below or by calling 989-633-3700! Online registration is available up until 2 hours prior to the program start time. If you are attempting to register less than 2 hours prior, please call 989-633-3700 for assistance.
Trailside Civil War registrants: Please enter through the main entrance or by the library and proceed directly to room 160. There will be an extra lunch sign-in sheet there so that you will not need to enter Trailside until after the program. This helps our Line Dancing group that meets in Trailside at the same time to remain uninterrupted. Thank you!
Dec The Civil War: Christmas During the Civil War
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(Thursday) 10:30 am - 11:30 am