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Holiday as History: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


Lecturer, Professor, Alfred Hunt
Tuesday, December 15th
10:30 am - 12 noon

via Zoom

Christmas is America’s most widely-celebrated holiday, even affecting non-Christians in our diverse culture; however, its rites, symbols and sentiments hold almost universal appeal regardless of one’s persuasion.  Through the “invention of tradition,” this increasingly secular holiday has helped to define and reflect its character and our own. We will consider what changes has come about, and what they tell us about American society today.

The lecture is limited to 25 attendees and the fee is $15. All attendees must register by Monday, December 14th to receive the Zoom link.

Professor, Alfred Hunt - Historian/Lecturer - History & Culture

Alfred Hunt, Professor Emeritus, SUNY, College at Purchase, is the author of Works on Slavery and Southern History. Twice a Fulbright Scholar, and an on-camera host for an award-winning cable show, he has been giving lectures in New York and Connecticut for over 15 years.

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