Kathy Estes will share stories of early Christmas traditions in Port Angeles at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. 7th St., Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.
Estes will share a presentation originally given by Wilda MacDonald for a Historical Society meeting on Dec. 5, 1983. MacDonald, born in 1905, reminisced about people, places and events that were a part of Christmas celebrations while she was growing up in Port Angeles. “We hung our stockings on Christmas Eve. We had no fireplace, but a drying line near the heater chimney was just as good, because Santa always found the socks and filled them with Christmas goodies.” Decorations, toys and other holiday artifacts—including images of Christmas cards—from the Society’s collection will be on exhibit.
Kathy Estes is the executive director of the Clallam County Historical Society and has worked for the organization for 31 years. She enjoys taking pieces of the Society’s collection and sharing them with the public. She grew up in Connecticut but has lived in Clallam County since 1978.
History Tales is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the Clallam County Historical Society’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]