Museum Musings

Local shops and their December 11, 1919 Christmas Ad’s  
A Christmas Story from the French of DeCoppet   Not long ago there lived in the city of Marseilles an old shoemaker, loved and honored by all his neighbors, who called him “Father Martin.”  One Christmas eve Father Martin, who had been reading the story of the three wise men who brought their gifts to […]
From the Darlington New & Press, December 11, 1919.
In Darlington County of more than a half-century ago, there was a popular Christmas custom that persisted for a number of years, but eventually died out and may soon be entirely forgotten. It was the practice of the county newspapers to publish “Letters to Santa Claus” written by children of Darlington County. The Darlington County […]