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December 23, 2016

A Very Aluminum Christmas

Emerging in the mid-1950s, aluminum Christmas trees were marketed as a solution to the problems posed by their pine-needled counterparts. They were easy to set up, reusable, fireproof, and did not shed on the living room floor.

December 14, 2016

Nativity Scenes From Around the World

Learn about two traditional nativity scenes from around the world on display at the History Center, including an Italian American presepio and a Polish szopka.

November 9, 2016

Mid-Century Modern: The Taylor Family Collection

When you think of the History Center’s collection of family photographs you might picture sepia toned images of early 20th century immigrants. We certainly have many of those. But what about photos of everyday life from the mid-20th century? We have those, too, thanks to the Taylor family collection.