In collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities, the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall presents the lecture, "Joyful Traditions" by Peter G. Rose on December 18 at 7pm at the Gothic Chamber at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site.
In this slide-accompanied lecture, food historian Peter G. Rose will delve into the early history of the life of Saint Nicholas. She will explain the various changes in his veneration, as well as relate how he was brought to America by the Dutch in the 17th century, and again, transformed into Santa in the 19th century. The talk encompasses such subjects as literature, religion, the fine arts, and Dutch cuisine to describe the extraordinary story of Saint Nicholas' generosity, which has had a lasting impact on American culture.
Ms. Rose, a native of the Netherlands, has lectured on a variety of topics related to Dutch-American culinary history at, among others: The Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery of Art, the Culinary Institute of America, New York University, and the New York Historical Society, as well as many other historical societies and libraries in New York State.
This lecture is free and open to the general public. This event is made possible through the Speakers in the Humanities program with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information about this event, contact Richard Donegan at 914-232-5651 x103 or email@example.com.