Today in History: Winter Solstice

Today in History–December 21–the Library of Congress features winter, as the winter solstice most frequently falls on this day each year. Learn more about the shortest day in the northern hemisphere and more fascinating frosty facts about the season by reading the Today in History section, then click the links below for loads of wintery primary source treasures and stories.

Historical newspaper articles: winter solstice

Winter songs

Winter sheet music

Winter films

Winter books & articles

National and state parks, skiing, skating, sliding, sleighing poster

More winter images

Teach This Poem: “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

Library blog posts

Winter Stories from America’s Library

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