Morgan Library Winter Family Fair
Celebrate the holiday season with the Morgan’s annual display of the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This year’s Winter Family Fair is virtual --enjoy an afternoon of object exploration, theatrical performance, and crafting from the comfort of home!
Advance registration is required.
Join Philip Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, for a closer look at the handwritten manuscript of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the only draft the author made of this timeless classic. Explore the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas through the endlessly adaptable plot of Dickens's holiday tale.
The Grand Falloons company brings Dickens and his masterpiece to life with a lively and very merry rendition of A Christmas Carol. Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, plus Charles Dickens as you have never seen them before.
Inspired by the library's Betye Saar: Call and Response exhibition, celebrate family near and far with an assemblage craft. Participants collage and create a family symbol from materials found around the house. Families are encouraged to build an image together for hopeful thoughts of the year to come.
Craft materials: Paper, glue stick, magazines, drawing materials (pencils, colored pencils, markers, or crayons) Optional: family photos