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Civil War at Christmas is topic of historical society lecture

Published: 1/2/14 @ 12:00


Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Traci Manning, curator of education for the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, will give a lecture about Christmas time during the Civil War on Saturday as part of the society’s Memories of Christmas Past exhibit.

“A Civil War Christmas,” featuring pictures, artifacts, and information about holiday traditions before and during the Civil War, will be presented at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Carriage House behind the Arms Family Museum on Wick Avenue. The lecture is included with regular museum admission.

Memories of Christmas Past runs through Sunday. The seven period-rooms of the Arms Family home feature rare, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees and toys. This display features many pieces from the Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors.

The museum is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission for the exhibit is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, $4 for children age 3 to 18, and 3 and younger enter for free.

All proceeds from the event help fund the educational and exhibit programs sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. For information, visit www.memoriesofchristmaspast.com.