Christmas Traditions in Colonial Times
Conference Room at George Washington Masonic National Memorial; Hosted by Pohick Church, Lorton
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Come join the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee to learn how the Gen. and Mrs. Washington celebrated Christmas. The Rev. Tom Costa of the Historic Pohick Church Docent Guild portrays the Rev. Mr. Lee Massey, the second colonial rector of Pohick Church, in a presentation of how Christmas was kept in the various colonies. Topics include church and home decorations, gift giving, Christmas carols of the period, twelfth night great cakes, recipes by Mrs. Massey, and tales of seasonal festivities at the home of his good friends and parishioners, George and Martha Washington. Admission is free.