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A Curious Christmas: Odd Holiday Traditions

December 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Free and public invited!

Christmas in America wasn’t always Santa Claus and Snowmen. Join Curator of Decorative Arts Erika Holst to learn about oddball traditions from two centuries of Christmases past, including creepy cards, chocolate insects, skinny Santa, and Krampas.

Bring your lunch and join us for a different speaker and topic on the third Wednesday of each month. Brown Bag Lectures are held at the ISM Research & Collections Center at 1011 E. Ash St. in Springfield. The Collections Center must be accessed via the gate on Ash St. and starting in November, Ash street will be open from both directions. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

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