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Holiday welcome at the Marshall House
The Marshall House held a special open house on Thanksgiving Saturday, November 27th.
The Baroness Riedesel as portrayed by Debbie Bailey greeted visitors. She told the story of how she and her children endured bombardment at the Marshall House during the American siege of Saratoga in 1777.
She also described her introduction of the Christmas tree to North America at Christmastime 1781. She and her family were then in Sorel, Quebec following the long ordeal of captivity in America after the battles of Saratoga.
The setting of a live fir tree, decorated with candy and fruit and illuminated by candles, was an old German tradition that the Baroness brought to North America.
A capacity gathering gave generously to further the educational outreach of The Marshall House. Mementoes of the day were given to visitors.
The Marshall House is planning a symposium on Women in War for May, 2022.
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