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Holiday Traditions
Holiday Traditions

Start Date: Nov. 15, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM

You may recall a visit to Downtown Green Bay in 1963 included viewing the animated holiday window display at the H.C. Pranges (later Younkers) store on Washington Street. The tradition of special holiday display windows began in 1920 and became more elaborate in the 1940's when George Hanrahan was hired as display manager in 1946. After Christmas each year he would travel to Marshall Field's in Chicago to buy their old window displays. This display can be viewed at the Neville Public Museum, The Children's Museum of Green Bay would like to bring this tradition back to our downtown. The evening of November 15th, a new tradition will begin with the unveiling of two new displays at 5:15 p.m. Local artist Naomi Moes Jenkins partnered with the CMGB and her pieces will be displayed throughout the holiday season. In addition, passers by will be able to enjoy a "Toy's that Defined us" display dating back to the 1950's.

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