’Twas the Night before Christmas

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Nov 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017

Woodmere Art Museum

Philadelphia, PA

Selections from the collections of Woodmere and the Germantown Historical Society bring to life the classic poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, commonly known as The Night Before Christmas. Written by Clement Clark Moore in 1822, the poem was published in newspapers, almanacs, and magazines and remains a favorite for holiday celebrations. Surrounded by nineteenth-century children’s toys; holiday trimmings; a sculpture of Belsnickel, a Christmas figure from German folklore and the predecessor of the modern Santa Claus; and an extraordinary dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home, visitors are transported back in time with this festive exhibition organized for all generations of “wondering eyes.”

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • American
  • 19th Century
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Christmas

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