History of Christmas Discussed at Free Lecture
North pole. Red suit. Flying reindeer. How did Santa become Santa? And what does he have to do with the Catholic Saint Nicholas? This lecture—for grown-ups—traces the history of the Christmas icon.
“From Saint Nick to Santa Claus: A Christmas History” will be presented by Shanny Luft
, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. Held in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Library, 1001 Main Street, Stevens Point, the presentation is the fourth of the eight-part College of Letters and Science 2013-14 Community Lecture Series.
The entire College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series schedule and previously recorded videos may be viewed here