AS WE PREPARE FOR OUR MOVE TO A NEW HISTORIC BUILDING, THE MUSEUM WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR TOURS.
ALL MONTHLY SPECIAL HISTORY PROGRAMS WILL CONTINUE ON THE ZOOM FORMAT.
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WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY WITH A SERIES OF SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS AS DESCRIBED BELOW:
JOIN THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CIVIL WAR MUSEUM IN CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS!
THE G. A. R. CIVIL WAR MUSEUM PRESNTS A SPECIAL PROGRAM:
"HISTORY'S MYSTERIES OF AMERICAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS"
THIS PROGRAM WILL BE PRESNTED BY NOTED TEACHER, HISTORIAN AND MUSEUM TREASURER HERB KAUFMAN
Starting with the real story of the Pilgrims, we explore the myths and traditions of Thanksgiving. We tell the tale of which president began the tradition of pardoning the turkey, how the Thanksgiving parades began, and which President decided to change the day of the holiday.
We look at the interesting Hanukkah traditions of eating donuts, and the real story behind the spinning dreidel.
We also take an enjoyable look at how many of Christmas traditions actually began. Many of our traditions were started by authors in their poems and books, and cartoonists with a holiday idea; “who really was Santa Claus, why does he live in the North Pole, and how was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer created?”
These and many other interesting questions are explored in this timely holiday program.
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