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Fort Boonesborough State Park’s ‘18th Century Christmas at the Fort’ event set for Dec. 6-7

Find out what Christmas was like in the pioneer days at Fort Boonesborough State Park’s “18th Century Christmas at the Fort” event Dec. 6-7. The Friday night event (Dec. 6) will allow guests to see the fort lit with candle lanterns and bonfires. Cabins will be decorated and occupied by living history interpreters presenting 18th century holiday traditions. There will be interpretations from the...

Atlas Obscura: The Easter egg tree almost became an American tradition, probably a German import

By Anne Ewbank Atlas Obscura In the Spring of 1895, Louis C. Tiffany, of stained-glass and jewelry fame, held a lavish “Mayflower Festival” to benefit a local hospital. “Among the evening’s entertainments,” writes culinary historian Cathy K. Kaufman, “was an Easter egg tree, dazzling with different colored eggs.” This wasn’t unusual at the time. In the era before plastic eggs, many...