COA: Thanksgiving Traditions in Boston with Anthony Sammarco
Thanksgiving Traditions in Boston with Historian Anthony Sammarco
Monday, November 20 at 10:30am
Thanksgiving has been celebrated on and off since 1739 and became a federal holiday in 1863 under the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. In the late 19th century, Boston was a thriving nexus of ethnic, religious and racially diverse residents who adopted the holiday and brought different foods and traditions from their cultures to this festive day. Join Historian Anthony Sammarco as he shares past and present Boston traditions associated with Thanksgiving.