16 December 2010

Carolina Christmas

In the past, the North Carolina State Archives has had a physical exhibit in its Search Room called "A Carolina Christmas." They have now created an expanded virtual exhibit. “Carolina Christmas” is a collection of images, documents, and materials from the North Carolina State Archives that pertain to the holiday season. Included in this exhibit are photographs, letters, diary entries, posters, greeting cards, recipes, and other documents.

Some highlights from the exhibit are:

It is so much fun to trawl through the images and documents of Christmases past and enjoy the variety of ways in which the holiday was celebrated.

Do you know of other online Christmas-themed exhibitions that we can all enjoy? If so, please drop us a comment or use the e-mail address provided below!

Learn about Christmas via the History Channel’s online interactive exhibit, which details the history and traditions of the Christmas holiday.

For even more links to some wonderful “Winter Holidays” websites, check out a great page from the Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools website. Besides Christmas and New Year, it includes Hanukkah/Chanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice links.

Do you know of online Hanukkah/Chanukkah-themed or Kwanzaa-themed exhibitions that we can all enjoy?  If so, please drop us a comment or use the e-mail address provided below!

Regardless of religion and ethnicity, the winter months are such a time of celebration ….




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