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Christmas in Camp

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Sites held its annual Christmas in Camp on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 8. The camp depicts army life during the winter of 1863. Historian and writer Kevin Rawlings appeared as the patriotic Santa depicted in an engraving by artist Thomas Nast.

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Santa (Kevin Rawlings) greets Gabriel and Jill Monostori and Jill’s mother Marilyn on the green at Fort Ward.

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Santa (Kevin Rawlings) presents to local newspaper to fort commander Wally Owens.

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Kevin Rawlings portrays the patriotic Santa created by artist Thomas Nast in 1863.