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Mid-Century Christmas (Zoom)
Tuesday, December 13 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | add to Google Calendar
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Christmas in America from the 1940s through the 1960s meant aluminum trees, department store Santas, and cartoon specials on TV. Every kid in the suburbs had to have an Easy-Bake Oven, a G.I. Joe, or a Slinky. The coolest houses had rotating color wheels for their trees. Historian Leslie Goddard explores this optimistic era in a new illustrated lecture, using photographs, advertisements, greeting cards, and catalogs to explore why this era was a turning point for how we celebrate the holidays.
Presented by: Historian and author Leslie Goddard, Ph.D. from Northwestern University and master’s degrees in
museum studies and in theater. Learn more by visiting: www.lesliegoddard.info