Historical society program looks at Christmas traditions


The Holly and the Ivy: Why We Do What We do at Christmas: 7 p.m. on the Auglaize County Historical Society Facebook page, facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory.

WAPAKONETA — “The Holly and the Ivy: Why We Do What We do at Christmas” with Sara Showman will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 on the Auglaize County Historical Society Facebook page, facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory. The event is free and open to the public.

Showman began The Largely Literary Theater Company LLC in 2002 to promote literature, literacy and live theater. The group performs all over Ohio and in Connecticut, Indiana, New York and Virginia.

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The Auglaize County Historical Society will host “The Holly and the Ivy: Why We Do What We Do at Christmas,” with Sara Showman on Monday, December 7, 7 pm, on the Historical Society Facebook page. The program is free and open to the public.

Ever Wonder why we bring fir trees and greenery inside at Christmas time? Why do we sing Christmas carols around the hearth as we light the Yule log? And what in the world is wassail? Find out with Cleveland-based actor/storyteller Sara Showman when she brings her celebration of all things Christmas to Facebook Live on Monday, December 7 at 7 pm. Through songs, facts and storytelling, Sara guides the audience down a holiday path from ancient times to present day. Join us for this family-friendly event and then help spread the word about holiday traditions!

To access the event, simply go to the Auglaize County Historical Society’s Facebook page (also accessible via https://www.facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory) a little before 7 pm on December 7. The program will appear as the most current post on the page. Make sure you adjust your volume (on the screen), if needed.

Sara Showman and Mark Dawidziak began The Largely Literary Theater Company, LLC, in 2002 to promote literature, literacy and live theater. They have performed all over Ohio and in Connecticut, Virginia, Indiana and New York state.

About the Auglaize County Historical Society

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this program or the historical society, please contact auglaizecountyhistory@bright.net or 419/738-9328.

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The Holly and the Ivy: Why We Do What We do at Christmas: 7 p.m. on the Auglaize County Historical Society Facebook page, facebook.com/AuglaizeCountyHistory.

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