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Nutcrackers: A Colorful History on Zoom

2022-12-01 11:00:00 2022-12-01 12:00:00 America/New_York Nutcrackers: A Colorful History on Zoom Learn about the history of nutcrackers in this Zoom webinar. MHL Virtual Programs -

Thursday, December 01
11:00am - 12:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-01 11:00:00 2022-12-01 12:00:00 America/New_York Nutcrackers: A Colorful History on Zoom Learn about the history of nutcrackers in this Zoom webinar. MHL Virtual Programs -

Learn about the history of nutcrackers in this Zoom webinar.

You may never have given those funny painted statues much thought but the history of nutcrackers involves the development of tools from the Stone Age to the Industrial Age. Their story encompasses the political changes of Communist-era Germany, a Russian ballet and American G.I.s. These are all elements in the history of the charming, colorful creations we enjoy today. Our look at nutcrackers will include a nod to other traditional Christmas decorations such as pyramids and ‘smokers’ that have developed along with them.

This program will be led by art historian Mary Woodward, who serves as a guide at several Historic New England properties. She previously served as Public Programs Coordinator and Educator at the Concord Museum. Woodward has a B.A. in Art History from Furman University and a M.A. in Art History from Emory University. She has 40+ years of experience in museums of all shapes and sizes, from the comprehensive collection at the Cleveland Museum of Art to the one-room log cabin birthplace of President James K. Polk. 

This program is in collaboration with Tewksbury Public Library. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Program--Adults |

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