As many of us have adjusted our holiday plans for 2020, holiday celebrations at the Plymouth Historical Society looked a little different this year as well. In place of our usual Old Fashioned Christmas event, we assembled kits for families to experience at home. Kits cost $10 to cover the cost of supplies and are available through the end of December. If you haven’t had a chance to pick one up, you can still do so through the end of this week! Order details can be found through the Parks & Rec Connect to Rec page.
Board Secretary Bob Gash also generously shared instructions to create your own holiday and winter-themed crafts at home based on nineteenth-century European immigrant traditions. Crafts are from Moravian, Irish, Czech, and Scandinavian heritages, as well as other popular Victorian-era activities.
Finally, we finished our Fall Virtual Open House series with a fun look at holiday food traditions. Attendees shared their own food favorites, and we explored the history of the ubiquitous, though often questioned, Jello “salad” with inspiration taken from the “Christmas Salad” recipe included in the book Marvelous Minnesota: a Collection of Recipes from Minnesota Club Women. We’ll share more details from this presentation in an upcoming blog post. Thank you to everyone who attended, and be sure to sign-up for our Spring series to keep connected!
As we bring 2020 to a close, we thank you for your time in support of the Plymouth Historical Society and Plymouth History Museum. We look forward to when we can welcome you again in person through our doors in 2021!