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Date:
November 16, 2021
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location:

on Zoom at Home or Multipurpose Room

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Thanksgiving: The History of an American Holiday via Zoom from Home or Senior Center

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Thanksgiving: The History of an American Holiday via Zoom               

from Home or Senior Center 

Tuesday, November 16th, 1:00-2:00pm                   Open to out-of-town seniors/free

We are all familiar with the story of the first Thanksgiving, but how much do we really know about how the modern holiday came to be? The story of the development of the Thanksgiving holiday is tied to the growth and politics of the United States, stretching from the Pilgrims to the Civil War to the Great Depression. Join historian Paolo Di Gregorio as he discusses the origins of Thanksgiving and some of the traditions and practices that go along with it. You have the option of participating via Zoom from home or joining at the Senior Center to watch with a group on a large screen. To watch from home, register to receive the Zoom link by emailing the COA at seniorcenter@actonma.gov. Paolo Di Gregorio, the Artifactual Scholar, is a historian, archaeologist, and educator with a passion for telling the stories of our past. He has presented numerous historical lectures and discussions on a variety of topics in American, European, and World history. His presentations at the Senior Center are always interesting and well-received!

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