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Celebrate the holiday season with the Morgan’s annual display of the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. This year’s Winter Family Fair will take place online —enjoy an afternoon of object exploration, theatrical performance, and crafting.
Join Philip Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, for a closer look at the handwritten manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, the only draft the author made of this timeless classic. Explore the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas through the endlessly adaptable plot of Dickens’s holiday tale.
The Grand Falloons company brings Dickens and his masterpiece to life with a lively and very merry rendition of A Christmas Carol. Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, and Charles Dickens as you have never seen them before.
Inspired by our exhibition Betye Saar: Call and Response, celebrate family near and far with an assemblage craft. Participants will collage and create a family symbol from materials found around the house. Families are encouraged to build an image together for hopeful thoughts of the year to come.
Paper, glue stick, magazines, drawing materials (pencils, colored pencils, markers, or crayons)
Optional: family photos
Image: Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, illustration by John Leech