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Bringing Local History to Life: A Civil War Christmas

Event Type: Arts/Entertainment
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 12/15/2012
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM
Description:
 Experience the Christmas season as it was celebrated by Civil War soldiers and their families at home. Take a look at the historical traditions of the season--from decorating a tree the way it may have been in the 1860s, to discussing gifts and favorite holiday foods. This hands-on approach to the history of the Civil War and Christmas traditions features family friendly learning stations, activities, and the chance to interact with costumed interpreters from the Second Minnesota Battery as they share stories and talk about life in the 1860s. This program is free and open to the public.

This program is offered in partnership with Anoka County Historical Society and is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Visit www.anoka.lib.mn.us or call 763-712-2322 for more information.
Library: Anoka County Library - Offsite locations
Location: Circle Pines City Hall, 200 Civic Hts Cir, Circle Pines