An Interview with Sarah Josepha Hale, The Godmother of Thanksgiving

Event Details

Friends of Heritage Square




When: November 11, 2018 2PM

Where: Heritage Square Hall, 731 S. “A” Street, Oxnard, CA 93030

Price: $5 donation to the Friends of Heritage Square


Did you ever wonder how this uniquely American holiday really got started?  Most people never even heard of Thanksgiving until Sarah Hale introduced it in 1827.  Sarah shares her passionate and  unrelenting 40 year campaign to create a national day of Thanks in the midst of the Civil War. This story features direct quotes from her editorials and letters to and from five Presidents. Sarah’s story is an authentic representation of how a woman on a mission can get the job done!

This performance is presented by the Heritage Harmony Players and includes a cast of 7, with a cameo appearance by “President Abraham Lincoln”, when he proclaims a national day of Thanks in 1963. The multimedia presentation includes powerpoint background visuals and live music, with audience sing alongs to classic Thanksgiving songs.

Researched, written and presented by Connie Korenstein, living history re-enactor and four time winner of “Uncle Leo’s Stories of Ventura County” Contest.

Sponsored by The City of Oxnard

Donation: $5 to the Friends of Heritage Square

Reservations: e-mail[email protected]

 Or call:  Heritage Square phone message 805-483-7960


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