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Learn about New England Christmas traditions at Sheldon lecture

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Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., the Henry Sheldon Museum and its alliance partner Historic New England present “The Spirit of Christmas Past: Four Centuries of Christmas in New England.”

Kenneth Turino, manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England, offers a well-illustrated lecture tracing the development of Christmas celebrations from 17th century New England through today. Many of the customs we assume are rooted in the past are actually a product of more recent history.

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