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Christmas and the Civil War
December 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT| Included with museum admission and FREE for NMCWM members
Join us at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room on select Sundays in December (December 2, December 16, December 23) at 2:30 PM as volunteer Brad Stone details the history behind the celebration of Christmas during the Civil War.
The Civil War shaped the way we celebrate the holiday season in the United States in surprising ways. One of the most surprising is the depiction of Santa Claus, as Civil War era illustrator Thomas Nast toyed with images of the jolly elf during the conflict.