Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas

Celebrate Three Centuries of Christmas

When:
December 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
211-215 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109
USA

The “Three Centuries of Christmas” enchanting, historic view of holidays past begins in the Silas Deane House, circa 1770, where New Year’s Day was the main holiday, rather than Christmas, due to the Puritanical customs that lingered in New England. The house reflects the preparations for the Deane’s “New Years’ Day Calling,” when prominent gentlemen in the community would call on the lady of the household. It was also the day when individuals who owed the family money would meet privately with the master of the house to settle their debts or make a New Year’s resolution to provide goods or services to settle their accounts in the coming year.

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