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A 19th Century State of Mind

Photo Courtesy: Merchant's House Museum

New York City has long come to life during the holiday season. Between the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the elaborately decorated holiday windows at stores like Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Big Apple, even in the midst of a pandemic. 
But, until the late 19th century it wasn’t Christmas, but rather New Year’s that generated the most excitement in New York City. 
We'll hear about that and more this week with our guest Anthony Bellov. He's a long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, the only 19th century family home in New York City preserved intact -- both inside and out.