Local History Program: Westchester’s Holiday Image-Makers In-Person
Although the American celebration of Christmas blends traditions rooted in ancient times and Euro-Asian lands, it wasn’t declared a federal holiday until 1870. The American holiday
season as we now know it evolved during the 19th and early 20th century, largely due to works of authors, artists, and songwriters – the majority of whom had distinct ties to
Westchester County. Barbara Davis, WCHS Co-Director and New Rochelle’s City Historian traces the evolution of the traditions while introducing the Westchester holiday
“image makers” and their impact on the holiday observances. A sampler of celebrations at Westchester’s historic sites will also be highlighted.
- Wednesday, December 6, 2023
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Multipurpose Room
Barbara Davis, Co-Director of the Westchester County Historical Society, is the guide in this culinary tour that covers more than three dozen restaurants throughout Westchester, including the 1740’s Horse and Hound Inn in South Salem, the 1876 Traveler’s Rest in Ossining, and X2O on the 1901 Yonkers Pier.