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The History & Folklore of Santa Claus- Virtual Lecture

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Get into the Holiday spirit with the virtual lecture: The History & Folklore of Santa Claus

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 6:30pm via Zoom

Tickets: $5.00 per household: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-history-folklore-of-santa-claus-virtual-lecture-tickets-444297103597

Note: Once you purchase a ticket, the zoom link will be included in your confirmation email. It will also be emailed to you 24 hours and 1 hour before the event.

Guest Presenter: Laura Keyes

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.
Mrs. Keyes will be delighting audiences with her wonderful nostalgic presentation.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of secrets revealed, this program is NOT intended for children for whom Santa Claus is a very real figure!

About the presenter: Laura Keyes graduated from UW-Madison with a Master’s Degree in Library Studies, and has been presenting on historic topics for over ten years. She enjoys researching literary symbolism, and is contracted to write a book on that subject. In her non-existent spare time, Laura is a wonderful baker and accomplished vocalist. Laura is currently a Library Director in Central Illinois. Learn more about Laura Keyes Here: https://www.laurafkeyes.com & https://www.facebook.com/HistoricVoices

For more information on this event and the Norwalk Historical Society visit www.norwalkhistoricalsociety.org, e-mail [email protected] , or call 203-846-0525.

The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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December 1
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Norwalk, CT United States


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