History Center goes old school for holiday celebration

MARQUETTE — Christmas is only days away, and one local organization took some time to reflect on older holiday traditions.

The Marquette Regional History center was celebrating Christmas in the 30’s Wednesday evening. The museum pulled out artifacts and decorations from the era and invited the community out for a trip down memory lane.

“It’s just a celebration of kind of an interesting time. There were some challenges going on, but a lot of fun things happening too,” said Jo Wittler, a Curator at the Marquette Regional History Center, “Some of the foods, there’s a lot of things we think of as really modern that actually started in the 30’s. So, a lot of the packaged foods, commercially available foods, Nestle Tollhouse Cookies, came out.”

Along with the cool items on display, patrons could also make some holiday themed crafts, including a paper ornament. And if that weren’t enough, Christmas music from the 30’s was played throughout the event.