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The Man Who Reinvented Christmas presentation

Sunday, December 4, 2022 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (CST)


Would you believe Christmas used to be a very low-key affair? It’s true! Until the mid-19th Century, people did little to mark it & businesses didn’t consider it a holiday. Yet by 1900 it was our largest & most popular annual celebration. What changed society’s view of Christmas? The answer may be Charles Dickens & "A Christmas Carol". Historian Kathy Wilson investigates how a novel about social reform transformed Christmas from a date on the church calendar into the holiday we know today.


This event is free and open to the public

Marshalltown Public Library
105 West Boone Street
Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States
Sunday, December 4, 2022 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM) (CST)

Sunday, December 4, 2:00pm

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