Holidays in 19th Century Waterbury: A Very Chase Christmas
Join Rose Hill historian Christina Volpe as she discusses holiday pieces from the collection of Chase Family Papers from the Mattatuck Museum Archives. Explore what a New England Christmas was like, from the origin of the Christmas tree to letters from Santa and ornate Victorian presents! Beyond the Chase family, how did the greater Waterbury community celebrate the holidays? Touching on the variety of emerging celebrations during the late 19th century, we will explore the ways the various working and immigrant communities celebrated the holidays!
Ho-Ho-Hope to see you there!