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“A Family Christmas at the Cannon Ball House” Exhibit

december, 2021

02decAll Day02jan"A Family Christmas at the Cannon Ball House" Exhibit

Event Details

The typical American Christmas in the 1910s and 1920s was a festive, family-oriented celebration with decorated trees, gift-giving, and Santa Claus. While immigrant groups’ unique customs contributed to variations in what was considered “traditional” in different areas of the country, by the turn of the 20th century, Christmas celebrations had begun to resemble the modern traditions we see today.

In “A Family Christmas at the Cannon Ball House,” discover how families, including the Gilberts – who lived at Keeler Tavern from 1907 to 1957 – celebrated Christmas and participated in wintertime activities. This family-friendly exhibit features an array of pieces from our archives, including a stunning tree decorated with a variety of glass and paper period ornaments; a miniature Putz Christmas village and train; popular toys of the 1910s and 20s like Raggedy Ann and Andy, Teddy Bear, Lincoln Logs, and more; winter clothing; sleds and skates; and an elaborate Christmas dinner spread.

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Time

December 2 (Thursday) - January 2 (Sunday)

Location

Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center

132 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

Organizer

Keeler Tavern Museum and History CenterPhone: (203) 438-5485 132 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877

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