Old Christmas Takes Place Tuesday

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Museum Center at 5ive Points and the Cleveland Storytelling Guild will celebrate Old Christmas on Tuesday with storytelling and music. Old Christmas is on the same date as the Day of Epiphany. Epiphany is the Christian commemoration of the day in which the Son of God was revealed as a human baby. Old Christmas celebrates both this revelation as well as the old Appalachian traditions of early settlers. 

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The Museum will observe this historic holiday through storytelling and song. Some stories shared will date back as far as the 4th century and have been handed down from generation to generation.  The Scotch-Irish settlers brought their old stories, songs and observances to the mountains of Appalachia as they moved to the isolated hollows and hills of our region. 


Old Christmas will take place on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  General admission is $5; children under five are free; and admission is free for Museum Center members.

 

 



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