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Town Tours Supper Lecture: Beware the Belsnickel

December 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

FINAL TOWN TOURS SUPPER LECTURE
Come celebrate the holiday season as the Chester County Historic Preservation Network and Historic Yellow Springs partner in presenting the final supper lecture as part of the 2019 Town Tours and Village Walks Program. Our final presentation is:

THURSDAY, DEC. 12: BEWARE THE BELSNICKEL—GERMAN CHRISTMAS CUSTOMS

Rich Pawling will bring his talents as an educator, living history reenactor and presenter to the final Town Tour Supper Lecture. In the mindset of late 19th century Pennsylvanians of Palatinate German ancestry—without experiencing the Belsnickel, you could not fully appreciate the “grace” of Christmas.  Children of the time often dreaded his arrival. You knew the Belsnickel had arrived when you heard the rattling of switches on the window, a loud thumping of his booted feet and the sound of bells ringing in the night. Discover how he evolved from the Germanic customs of the homeland into today’s Santa Claus.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. SPACE IS LIMITED. 
Cost of Supper: $20 Plus a $2.85 FEE.
Register and payment at:
https://2019-his-armchair-tour-beware-the-belsnickel-dec12.eventbrite.com

Event (Supper & HYS Talk): 5:30-6 pm
Lecture: 6:30–7:30 pm

We meet in The Washington (1701 Art School Road, Chester Springs) with registration at 5:30–6 pm. followed by dinner. Lecture is 6:30–7:30 pm. Questions: contact Sharon Buczala at 484 873-2779 or CCHPNetwork@outlook.com.

Details

Date:
December 12, 2019
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
http://yellowsprings.org

Organizer

Historic Yellow Springs
Phone:
610.827.7414
Email:
jpresley@yellowsprings.org

Venue

The Washington
1701 Art School Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425 United States
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Phone:
(610) 827-7414
Website:
http://yellowsprings.org