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Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas at Washington’s Headquarters Museum
Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas
Concert at Morristown National Historical Park
7 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2019
Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum
30 Washington Place
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Morristown, NJ – Join Morristown National Historical Park (NHP) for the festive Sing We All Merrily: A Colonial Christmas, presented by Linda Russell and Companie. The program begins at 7 pm on Thursday, December 12, 2019, and will occur in Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey.
Linda Russell & Companie present a holiday concert that brings life to Christmas Past, joined by Anne and Ridley Enslow. Christmas was outlawed by the Puritans of New England in 1659. Yet, the Englishman, John Smith noted a very merry celebration held by the settlers of Jamestown. Christmas in Colonial times was kept – or not kept – according to one’s religious background and country of origin. This joyous and heartfelt presentation explores the traditions of the holiday in early America through English carols, American folk hymns, dance tunes and drinking songs. Quotes from diaries, poems, toasts and wassail recipes are interspersed with music played on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, cello and limberjack. A merry time will be had by all!
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