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Weird Christmas: A Journey Into the Dark Heart of the Holiday Season

December 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Merry and bright? Goodwill toward men? Not so much. At least that’s what research has revealed to author Matt Lake (Weird Pennsylvania, Night of the Krampus, and the forthcoming Christmas Night of the Living Dead). Marvel at the gruesome tales of the saints we celebrate during December, and the monsters that roam the hills and forests of Europe and beyond. Avoid the spirits that haunt our doors as the days grow darker. And ponder how all these elements got twisted into how we celebrate the holiday season nowadays. This illustrated lecture mixes up a steaming bowl of Victorian sentiment, bright lights, and good old-fashioned fear.

Admission is Pay as You Wish! A donation of $10 is greatly appreciated! All proceeds benefit the development of future programming and the preservation of the History Center and its collections.

Presentation is via Zoom, and will be recorded and available for 7 days for all registered participants. We will email out a Zoom link the day of the presentation, and email a link to the recording within 48 hours. Note: the Zoom link emailed out the day of the presentation only takes you to the live presentation; the link emailed out the day after will contain the recorded version.

This program is generously sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company.

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December 1, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Chester County History Center
225 North High Street
West Chester, PA 19380 United States
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