Evening Sessions- The History and Folklore of Santa Claus

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Educational, Lectures

Age Group:

Adults
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Program Description

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The Evening Sessions

Join us on Zoom for this virtual program! The Evening Sessions is a monthly adult program series featuring a fun and engaging mix of presentations, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, author visits, and performances on topics covering the arts, culture, history, science, and more!

Many folks know that our modern-day Santa Claus had his start as St. Nicholas, but what happened on the journey to make us think of a "jolly old elf" rather than a pious Christian bishop? Where, exactly, did Santa Claus come from, and why does his popularity remain so high in modern American popular culture? This Illustrated Lecture is well-researched, with details on the journey Bishop Nicholas made to become our current-day Santa Claus. It also includes many recognizable images and poems.

 

How to Attend

This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to 100 devices. Please only register one seat per family. The Zoom link will be emailed before the program.