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Free museum lights up season 

Ten years ago, the late Hugh F. McKean observed how hard it was for people to slow down during the holidays. The longtime director of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art felt that the museum's collection of windows, jewelry, paintings and pottery by Louis Comfort Tiffany created a contemplative, reflective atmosphere, so he began a tradition of free admission to the museum on Christmas Eve.

Once again, the museum is displaying a window designed by cartoonist Thomas Nast, titled "Father Christmas and the Christ Child," and will extend their free-admission policy until April, when construction is completed on new galleries that will house a chapel that Tiffany designed for the 1893 World's Fair.

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