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Inventing Santa Claus: The Mystery of Who Really Wrote the Most Celebrated Yuletide Poem of All Time

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Book cover art for Inventing Santa Claus by Carlo Devito

Date: November 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $10

Join author Carlo DeVito for a holiday-themed lecture about the literary legacy of Santa Claus including a discussion about the controversy of the two men who wrote The Night Before Christmas, the influence of Charles Dickens and Washington Irving, and even connections to Mark Twain and Jane Austen.

A book signing will follow in the Museum Store.

Be sure to stop by the Christmas in Salem table for information about the holiday house tour or to get your tickets for “A Very Hawthorne Christmas.”

Members: Free

Non-members: $10.00

*Holiday shopping special: Spend $50.00 in our Museum Store on 11/23 or 11/24 before the lecture and your admission is free! Just show your receipt for entry. (Space is limited)*

To reserve your spot for this lecture please click here or contact, or call 978-744-0991 ext. 152.


Carlo DeVito is a lifelong publishing executive with more than 20 years of experience. He has written more than 20 books, publishes a highly-acclaimed wine blog, and is owner of the Hudson-Chatham Winery. His most popular titles include Inventing Scrooge; Inventing Santa Claus; A Mark Twain Christmas; and A Jane Austen Christmas. He has appeared on all the major TV networks, also on NPR, and his books have been reviewed in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Hartford Courant, The Christian Science Monitor, The Tampa Tribune, Publisher’s Weekly, and many others.


November 24, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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