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November 17, 2021 - 11:26am

The History and Folklore of Santa Claus virtual program

posted by Samantha Stryker in batavia Richmond memorial library.
Many folks know that our modern-day Santa Claus had his start as St. Nicholas, but what happened on the journey to make us think of a "jolly old elf," rather than a pious Christian Bishop? Where, exactly, did Santa Claus come from, and why does his popularity remain so high in modern American popular culture? This Illustrated Lecture is well-researched, with details on the journey Bishop Nicholas made to become our current-day Santa Claus. It also includes many recognizable images and poems. Mrs. Keyes will be delighting audiences with her wonderful nostalgic presentation on Wednesday, December 8 at 7 pm on Zoom!  Registration is required to receive the Zoom link at batavialibrary.org/events This program is recommended for middle school aged children and up.  PLEASE NOTE: Because of secrets revealed, this program is NOT intended for children for whom Santa Claus is a very real figure! Presented by Laura Keyes of Historic Voices - www.LauraFKeyes.com 
Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Online via Richmond Memorial Library

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