Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Saturday December 21, 2019
LeDuc Historic Estate
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fees: $7 per person, $5
for DCHS members

Call 651-438-8480 or register below to reserve your place today! 

Enjoy this new event, as you sip coffee and eat pastries in the LeDuc house and learn about an important area of history.

"The Civil War had a profound affect on American culture and one of those affects was how the Civil War changed Christmas in America. Christmas was part of that war and waged four campaigns during the course of the war. The country would never be the same and the Christmas holiday too would be changed forever.

Come hear the story of the four “campaigns” of Christmas and how the war changed the celebration of Christmas and how, in the end, Christmas does indeed win the Civil War."

A little about our presenter:

George Romano has had an interest in the Civil War since growing up 20 minutes away from the Chickamauga Battlefield site in NW Georgia. He is past President of the Rochester Civil War Roundtable and a current member of the Board of the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association. The WLBPA is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the 1862 Dakota War Wood Lake Battlefield site (near Granite Falls) for future generations. An annual speaker at the Rochester Civil War Roundtable, George has also been a guest presenter at other Roundtables in the Twin Cities, Winona, Wasioja, Mankato, New Ulm, St Cloud, and Stillwater. George is a member of two Toastmasters clubs in SE Minnesota and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. He lives in Rochester and works for IBM as a Consultant and most recently in the area of Cloud Computing software.

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