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    Christmas at the Islip Grange, December 16
    December 14, 2015 10:02 pm  
    Christmas at the Islip Grange, December 16

    Christmas has always been a family time and it is filled with traditions and songs that fill us with joy at that time of the year.

    Many traditions that we hold dear were products of the Nineteenth Century and became popular at the time of our Civil War. Lady’s magazines of the era brought the elegance of upper class European Christmases into American parlors and we adopted many of those etchings and celebrations into our own Christmas festivities.

    Join with the 67th New York and 14th Brooklyn at the Chapel at Islip Grange on December 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM for a Civil War Christmas that will include a Christmas service, some Christmas traditions and the exploration of the beginnings of an American Christmas.

    The Civil War reenactors will give you a glimpse of Christmas as it might have appeared in the winter camps of the time.

    The Town of Islip
    67th New York Volunteer Infantry
    14th Brooklyn Company H
    The Friends of the Grange

    Photo by Timothy Butler

    Photo by Spelman Studios

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