Wednesday, December 7 at 2:00 pm

Classifying Christmas: Santa Claus Meets the Dewey Decimal System

Stop by between December 1 and January 14, 2016 to view the first exhibit in our new Procter Gallery display cases: Classifying Christmas:  Santa Claus Meets the Dewey Decimal System.

Santa Claus has permeated so many facets of our lives that we needed all four of our new cases and the Dewey Decimal System to illustrate his connections to food (640 ), commerce (380), and even celestial navigation (527).  Biography (921) is a major part of the display.  The exhibit of this private collection includes figures and images of Santa covering 150 years and Kris Kringles made from papier mache to plastic to prunes.

santa-exhibit2Interested in learning more about the exhibit?  Join us on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. for a talk with Museum & Archives Curator Barbara Allen.


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