Holidays in Wartime

Join Special Collections staff member Charity Rouse in the Topeka Room on Saturday, December 3, 2-3pm for a discussion of holiday traditions and how they changed during World War II with rationing, men overseas, and all the complications the war brought on the home front. The program includes caroling around the piano, advertisements from the 1940’s and a look at period Christmas cards.

The Victorians in the late 19th century gave us many of our current Christmas traditions. How did these change during wartime? This is a companion program to “Call of Duty” in the Sabatini Art Gallery and the “Holidays in WWII” exhibit on the 2nd floor.

For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.