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Celebrating a 1940’s Christmas at Bassett Hall

By Bob Ruegsegger Historic Area visitors will be afforded a special opportunity to visit Bassett Hall as it might have appeared with John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller in residence during the Christmas season in the 1940’s. Bassett Hall is a bit removed from Duke of Gloucester Street where the buildings are decked …

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Christmas City USA

by Jim Weaver To understand why Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is known as “The Christmas City” it’s important to know something about the original settlers, the Moravians.  The Moravian Church was an early Protestant faith founded by a Catholic priest named Jan Hus in the late fourteenth century in what is now the Czech Republic. To escape …

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