COOPERSTOWN – On Tuesday, November 29, author Pamela McColl presented at Fenimore Art Museum on the insights and experiences she had gained in the 10 years it took to research and write her volume, “Twas the Night—The Art and History Behind the Classic Christmas Poem.” The lecture was particularly relevant this year, since it is the bicentennial of the poem’s first reading and since part of the imagery contained in it parallels imagery James Fenimore Cooper incorporated into his work, “The Pioneers,” published about the same time.
A CHRISTMAS STORY—11:30 a.m. Join author Pamela McColl for a reading of the famous poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” and to learn the history of the poem from the first time it was read in 1822, to the many modern publishers, the artists who have been inspired by the poem, the life of the author and the connections between Mr. Clement C. Moore and other American authors like James Fenimore Cooper. Included with museum admission. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown. (607) 547-1400 or visit fenimoreartmuseum.org
BE AN ANGEL – The community is invited to adopt a family and then find Christmas gifts for each of the children listed. Gifts are due unwrapped and without tags to either the office of The Freeman’s Journal at 21 Railroad Ave. in Cooperstown, or at the Salvation Army Church at 25 River St. in Oneonta. Visit allotsego.com/angel-tree-program/ for details