Dutch Holiday Traditions with Jennifer Brooks of the HSRC - Crossroads of Rockland History

Crossroads of Rockland History

19-12-2022 • 23 minutos

Broadcast originally aired on Monday, December 19, 9:30 am, on WRCR 1700AM

Jennifer Brooks, Public Education and Outreach Coordinator at the HSRC, joined host Clare Sheridan to discuss Dutch Holiday Traditions. We traced the line between the traditions of early Dutch settlers in Rockland County and surrounding areas to the growth of our modern American Christmas.  We explored the history behind our holiday traditions. Where did they come from? Who is Saint Nicholas, and how did he become Santa Claus? Why is the December season known for gift-giving and charity? What’s with the tree and the chimney? And what does any of this have to do with religion?  We’ll cover this fascinating history and share some Dutch recipes and festive crafts to bring Rockland’s Dutch heritage to your home for the holidays.

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Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the morning show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM and www.WRCR.com.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a non-profit educational institution and principle repository for documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House located at 20 Zukor road in New City, NY.  www.RocklandHistory.org.

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