Sugar and Spice: Gingerbread History

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event Info
Cost: 
Free
Contact Phone: 
781-235-6690
Recommended Age: 
All ages
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Chase down the story of the gingerbread man and his ancestors with Historic Newton and the Wellesley Historical Society.

In early America, ginger was considered a sign of wealth because it had to be imported. Not until after Christmas became a national holiday in 1870 did gingerbread become associated with American celebrations of Christmas. Learn how recipes have changed over time and end with gingerbread cookies and refreshments.

Area/Neighborhood: 
Location: 
Wellesley Free Library Hills Branch
530 Washington Street
02482 Wellesley , MA
Phone: 781-235-6690
42° 17' 48.7536" N, 71° 17' 26.4228" W
Massachusetts
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