History Museum Offers Low-Cost Children’s Holiday Programs

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Why wait until the end of December to let your children celebrate the holidays? The North Carolina Museum of History is offering inexpensive holiday programs for children and a free Hanukkah music concert in early December. You’ll need to register for these events as they tend to fill up fast. Here are the details.

Time for Tots: Deck the Halls
Tuesday, Dec. 1 or 8, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 3-5 (with adult)
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7979.
Learn about some of your favorite holiday decorations, then put together a colorful paper chain to deck your own halls at home!

History Corner: Christmas Trees
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 6-9 (with adult)
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7988.
Why do some people put trees inside their homes in December? Learn about this holiday tradition and its ties to North Carolina. Afterward, make an ornament to take home for yours.

History Hunters: Holiday History
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Ages 10-13
$3 plus tax per child; $1 plus tax for museum members
To register, visit NCMOH-programs.com. For information, call 919-807-7988.
Growing Christmas trees is one of North Carolina’s biggest industries. But how did trees become a holiday symbol? Find out, and create an old-time decoration.

Music of the Carolinas: Freylach Time!
Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m.
Free tickets for this concert are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 2 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of Hanukkah music with one of the most popular klezmer dance bands in North Carolina. The core trio, formed in Durham in 1998, features Riki Friedman on clarinet, Mike McQuown on accordion and Stewart Aull on string bass. Karen Kumin will sing Yiddish songs. The performance is presented with PineCone and support from the N.C. Museum of History Associates and Williams Mullen. Canned food donations will be accepted for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Take them to the event or to the museum from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 13.

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