Wednesday 22 May 2019

A Walk Through Christmas Past

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – December 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Join the volunteers and staff at the CSS Neuse as we present a unique evening museum theater program entitled, “A Walk Through Christmas Past.”

Visitors will be escorted through the museum and witness four different skits or vignettes that show what families, soldiers, and sailors would have been doing at Christmas in 1861, 1862, 1864, and 1865.

In 1861, most people thought the war would be over by Christmas. Ladies at home tried to support the men at war by stitching socks, making shirts, and mending clothes. By 1862, War had come to the doorsteps of Kinston. Soldiers in the trenches outside of town would have had a very cold and meager Christmas to celebrate. In 1864, the crew of the CSS Neuse would have celebrated their only Christmas on board ship. It’s doubtful that any decorations were hung, but the officers and men would certainly have had a chance to observe the holiday in the city. Finally, in 1865, with the war over, the real price of the war could be calculated by counting the empty chairs around the supper table.

Cost for the program is $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, children under 3 are free.

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