Are you getting excited about the upcoming fall and winter holidays? So are we. Luckily for us, the Henry Whitfield State Museum hosts and annual exhibition highlighting the history of the end-of-the-year celebrations. Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas goes through the origins of each holiday up through present day, taking a look at the ways each has been "Americanized" over time. In addition to stuff to see and read, there will be hands-on activities and a place to write letters to Santa. You're welcome and encouraged to bring a donation for Toys for Tots (new and unwrapped, please), non-perishable food items for the Guilford Food Bank, or coins for UNICEF.
Holidaze: The Real Story of Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Oct. 1-Dec. 14, Henry Whitfield State Museum, 248 Old Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 453-2457, ctvisit.com. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: adults, $8; seniors and college students, $6; kids ages 6-17, $5; kids 5 and under, free.