Virtual Christmas event at Olana Historic Site

     Olana Historic Site, Dec. 21st  6-7 PM

     In the mid-nineteenth century, what we think were the Christmas celebrations of today were actually just beginning. In this virtual lecture, Historic New England’s Ken Turino narrates the history of female abolitionists in America and their contributions to the development of modern American Christmas traditions. These abolitionists, including Maria Chapman and Lydia Marie Child, hosted Christmas fairs to raise money for the abolitionist cause. Turino looks at the Sewing Circles both abroad and across America that contributed a wide array of goods for sale at these fairs. These fairs had a wide-ranging influence on a number of Christmas traditions, including the adoption of greenery and the Christmas tree in America.

JP Post Office extends hours Saturday

     With just over a week left until Christmas many Jamaica Plain residents will be scrambling to mail off those last minute holiday cards and ship presents to out of state loved ones.

     Forecasting a busy weekend the US Post Office has decided to extend the hours at the Jamaica Plain Post Office on Centre Street Saturday. 

     US Post Office Communications Specialist Steve Doherty commented, “We’re here on the weekends to take some of the hectic out of the holidays. We know that the holidays are a hectic time of year and the Postal Service wishes to relieve some of your holiday stress with extended retail hours at a Post Office near you.”

     On Saturday, December 18 the Post Office located 655 Centre St. will be open until 3 p.m.

     Other nearby Post Offices in West Roxbury and Roslindale will also be open until 3 p.m. Saturday.

     The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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