Spend Boxing Day with the Hemingways
Foundation sponsors event in grandest British tradition this Wednesday.
Join The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park in celebrating the Hemingway Family’s tradition of generosity on Dec. 26.
If you aren't familiar with Boxing Day, in medieval times on the day after Christmas, nobles presented gifts to people who lived on their land. Their gifts, intended to welcome outsiders as family, were presented in boxes, hence the name of the day. It's a tradition unique to the British Commonwealth.
Traditional English music and food will entertain guests from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hemingway Birthplace Home, 339 N. Oak Park Ave.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and youth.
Bring a food item to donate to the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry and receive $2 off admission, and share your gifts this holiday season.
Click here to buy tickets.