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Koekje, Cooky, or Cookie? A History of American Christmas Cookies

Why do the Brits call them biscuits and we call them cookies? The answer lies in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland. But cookies have a peculiar history. Once the purview only of the wealthy, their flavors, shapes, and textures have changed over time. Influenced by changing technologies, household labor, slavery, social status, agricultural innovations, and immigration, cookies...

Nightcap Before Christmas

Captain Palmer House

The Stonington Historical Society is pleased to announce its second annual Christmas cocktail party, The Nightcap Before Christmas, taking place on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm in the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House at 40 Palmer Street, Stonington. This year is a 1950s theme, and we encourage attendees to dress accordingly. Woolworth Library Director Chelsea Mitchell will...

Cantica Nativitatis

Captain Palmer House

No tradition has yielded a greater collection of music than that of Christmas. Historian and Musician Richard Franklin Donohue will explore this extraordinary repertoire from the 14th through 19th centuries. Hear carols sung in their original languages of German, Latin, Middle English, French, and Modern English, accompanied on harpsichord and portative organ. This concert will be held at the Captain...

$20