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Discover Yuletide at Winterthur
Deborah V. R Harper



Discover Winterthur

Winterthur
1998 • 48 pp. 43 illus. (38 color). 6 1/4 x 9"
Decorative Arts & Material Culture / Philadelphia



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Highlights the Yuletide celebrations both at Winterthur and throughout early America.

Yuletide at Winterthur has been a memorable occasion ever since 1978, when special evening candlelight tours were given through 20 of the period rooms. Since then, the tour has became a popular annual event, attracting visitors from across the nation and the globe. This book traces not only the development of the Yuletide tour but also examines changing customs associated with the season in America. From the introduction of Christmas trees to the rituals of New Year's calling to holiday balls and festive Twelfth Night celebrations, this book explores the varied and authentic holiday activities and beliefs of early Americans using highlights from Winterthur's period room displays.



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