The New Canaan Historical Society recently hosted two children's workshops this holiday season, comparing and contrasting a Colonial Christmas, which included making butter and soap, and a Victorian Christmas.

Children learned about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, they made traditional English Christmas Crackers (or "poppers"), played games like "Hunt the Slipper" and made ornaments.

For more information about upcoming children's workshops, call 203-966-1776 or visit

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