The History & Folklore of Santa Claus

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Join Lincoln Library as we here all about the history and folklore of Santa Claus, as told by Laura Keyes of Historic Voices! This presentation will be in person at Lincoln Library in Carnegie North and via Zoom (Zoom ID: 837 9856 5681) on Saturday December 11 at 2 p.m. 

From "Many folks know that our modern-day Santa Claus had his start as St. Nicholas, but what happened on the journey to make us think of a "jolly old elf" rather than a pious Christian bishop? Where, exactly, did Santa Claus come from, and why does his popularity remain so high in modern American popular culture? This Illustrated Lecture is well-researched, with details on the journey Bishop Nicholas made to become our current-day Santa Claus. It also includes many recognizable images and poems."