Afternoon tea talks at the Salmagundi : John Kevin Jones

Inside Charles Dickens’ A Christmas carol

Dec 7, 2022
3:30 PM | Interview and audience Q&A
4:30 PM | Tea reception


Moderated by Carl Raymond,
host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast


Open to the public
RSVP required

$25 | General admission
FREE | Salmagundi and affiliate members with promo code
The promo code will be sent in an email to all members, and can also be requested by contacting
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About the Talk

In conversation: John Kevin Jones, actor

Join us for an afternoon in the Gilded Age and a proper cup of tea!

Join actor John Kevin Jones in conversation with Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast for a look at the world of Charles Dickens and his beloved tale, A Christmas carol.  John Kevin Jones has been starring annually in his own one-man adaptation of A Christmas carol performed in the 1832 parlors of the Merchant House Museum – a holiday tradition now in its 10th season.
The discussion will include the historical background of when, how, and why A Christmas carol was written, as well as what it meant to Victorian audiences. In addition, Carl and Kevin will discuss the process of adapting it for modern performance.  As a special added treat for this Salmagundi event, Kevin will perform a very special reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s A visit from St. Nicholas guaranteed to put all into a holiday spirit.

There will be an interview and audience Q&A, followed by a reception featuring afternoon tea with sweet and savory treats.

John Kevin Jones in a tailcoat, smile, book in hand, and red curtains behind him