By Deborah V. R. Harper
Yuletide at Winterthur began in 1978 with special evening candlelight tours through 20 period rooms. Since then, this holiday tour has become a popular annual event, attracting visitors from across the nation and the globe. Deborah Harper not only traces the development of the Yuletide tour but also examines changing customs associated with the season in America. From the introduction of the Christmas tree to the rituals of New Year's calling to holiday balls and festive Twelfth Night celebrations, this beautifully illustrated book explores the varied holiday activities and beliefs of early Americans.
• Paperback, 48 pages; color illustrations
• 9 x 6.25 x .12