Victorian Christmas Traditions At Appomattox Museum Of The Confederacy

Published 3:30 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012

“Victorian Christmas Traditions” will be presented by Catherine Wright, curator at the Museum of the Confederacy. The talk will take place at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, 159 Horseshoe Road, Appomattox, on Thursday, Dec. 6, with a 6:30 reception with refreshments and the talk from 7 – 8 p.m.

Find out how people celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era. Were Christmas trees used for decoration during the Civil War? What did Santa Claus look like? What were the origins of popular Christmas traditions, such as gift-giving and mistletoe? What traditions still exist after 150 years? The “Victorian Christmas Traditions” program will answer these and other questions.

The program is free for members of the Museum and $5 for non-members. For reservations or questions please contact Cathy Wright: or call toll free: 855-649-1861 ext. 114.

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