Sunday, November 29, 2020
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Join us for a heartwarming walk into Christmas Past with Rochelle Pennington, author of "An Old-Fashioned Christmas"!
More than a hundred images with be used in this interactive holiday presentation!
From old-time Christmas parades in Milwaukee to "Wisconsin Electric Cookie Book" covers!
From ice-skaters in Milwaukee's Washington Park to Schuster's Billie-the-Brownie!
From tinsel and angel hair to bubble lights!
Vintage toy ads included: Howdy Doody, Raggedy Ann, Schwinn bicycles, choo-choo trains, Mr. Potato Head, Barbie and more!
Come and step back in time for this magical Christmas program for young and old! Please see example images below.
A book signing of "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" will follow. "An Old-Fashioned Christmas" is a hard-cover coffee-table book packed with vintage Christmas images. It includes a CD of an original "Billie-the-Brownie" radio program from the 1940s.
This is sure to be a holiday treat for children and adults of all ages.
This event is free to the public. Click below to get your free tickets.
About Rochelle Pennington
Rochelle Pennington is an award-winning newspaper columnist and bestselling author of ten books including Highlighted in Yellow (available in four languages; co-authored with H. Jackson Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author), The Historic Christmas Tree Ship (as featured on national television), An Old-Fashioned Christmas (2009 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award nomination), and more. Her work has been included in multiple bestselling series over the past two decades.
Pennington has worked as a consultant providing story and quotation recommendations to several of the publishing industry’s most noted authors including Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul, H. Jackson Brown of Life’s Little Instruction Books, Dr. Richard Carlson of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and Alice Gray of Stories for the Heart.
Pennington is both a lively storyteller and an entertaining lecturer. Her popularity as a presenter to schools, libraries, historical societies, corporations, hospitals, retirement facilities, and civic organizations is evidenced by the many invitations she receives to return and speak on further topics, ranging from history’s most memorable stories, complete with fascinating trivia, to motivational engagements highlighting courage, determination, and personal strength. She expertly weaves the perfect balance of humor, charm, and riveting facts into her captivating performances which focus on “the best of humanity.” Audience members depart with inspiration to apply the principles presented to their own lives.