Peace Carol in Utica Dec. 11

Published Dec 1, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica will present the fourth annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War I, at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St., Utica, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the main gallery.

The celebration features carols sung by members of UU Utica and the Proctor High School choirs, the Proctor Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Color Guard, a dramatic reading of Aaron Shepard’s The Christmas Truce performed by the RSVP Readers Theater, light refreshments, and more.

Individuals of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend. The event is free.

The Christmas Truce of 1914 was a ceasefire on the western-front between German, French, and British troop on Christmas Eve in December 1914. Both sides informally agreed to stop fighting for a few hours and joined together for food, carols, and companionship. The fourth annual Peace Carol honors this moment in world history and encourages peace throughout the community.

A detailed schedule of events can be obtained by contacting Rebecca McLain at 315-735-3642 or rmclain@oneidacountyhistory.org