Midcentury Christmas Fads and Fun

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Midcentury Christmas Fads and Fun

Christmas in America from the 1940s through the 1960s meant aluminum trees, department store Santas, and cartoon/stop-motion animation specials on TV. Every kid in the suburbs wanted an Easy Bake Oven, a G.I. Joe, or a Slinky. And the coolest houses had trees with rotating color wheels.

Join historian Leslie Goddard as she explores this optimistic era in a new, illustrated lecture with photographs, advertisements, greeting cards, and catalogs. You'll learn why this era was a turning point in how we celebrate the holidays today.

Registration for this program can be completed online below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk at the Library and registering in person.