Date(s) - Thu: Nov 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stoneham Historical Society & Museum
Ken Turino of Historic New England will regale on how Christmas became a season of celebration in New England after being officially banned in the Massachusetts Bay colony until 1681 when revelers were fined 5 shillings for “forbearing labor” or “feasting” in honor of the holiday. We’ll also learn how Santa Claus came to wear red, the origin of Christmas trees, and how the fear of Christmas being over-commercialized has a longer history than you might expect.
This will be our last regularly scheduled evening talk until March, although monthly open houses are held throughout the winter.