Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

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[VIRTUAL] 'Twas the Night Before Christmas: American Christmas Traditions

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM. It will be held online using a virtual meeting service. Please register at this link to receive access information for the meeting, and follow the instructions to be ready to join us. Please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria with any questions!

Registration is required / For Adults ages 16 and up (There will be Santa spoilers!)

Traditions are a special part of Christmas, but have you ever wondered where our American traditions originated? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe, and why are poinsettias associated with this holiday? On Wednesday, December 16 at 6 PM, discover the answers to these questions, along with the fascinating real-life story of The Night Before Christmas (A Visit From St. Nicholas,) when we welcome (virtually) Martina Mathisen to bring our shared history to life. Martina, in full period costume, will also entertain us with facts about some of our other American Christmas traditions, including where did the jolly old man in the red suit come from, anyway?  This program is for ages 16 & up (There will be Santa spoilers!)

Martina Mathisen is an educational entertainer and an award-winning speaker from Illinois, who has performed at hundreds of of organizations and facilities since 2012.  A sample of her work can be seen here in a video promo for this programYou can also visit Martina's website for more information on any of her programs:

We are happy to be co-hosting this wonderful program with The Windham Historical Society!

To register for this online program, please register at this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. 

Please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria with any questions!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
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