Join the Rhode Island Historical Society on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 4:30 p.m., for the conclusion of Drink in the History, a yearlong series pairing RI beverages with history talks.
The program will celebrate the bicentennial of Clement C. Moore’s beloved Christmas poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” considered to be the most recited work in the library of English literature. Wright’s Dairy Farm will add to the holiday spirit by offering the classic pairing of milk & cookies, as well as the chance to sample hot chocolate and eggnog.
Historian & author Pamela McColl will join guests virtually to discuss her newly published work Twas The Night – The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem. McColl will offer insights into the poem’s place in cultural history, including its own vibrant story, the famed artists who illustrated the work over two centuries, and the development of Christmas customs in America. The event will conclude with a live, in-person recitation of the poem by National Park Ranger John McNiff.
Tickets are $20 for RIHS members and $25 for nonmembers, and can be purchased at rihs.org.
Drink in the History is part of the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Bicentennial Celebrations, sponsored by Amica Insurance.