Christmas 1969 at Lincoln Hall with Brother Michael DwyerSanta gets a lift from Brother Michael Dwyer at the annual Lincoln Hall Christmas Party, December 1969. Lincoln Hall, a school for troubled boys in Lincolndale, NY, was run by the Christian Brothers until 1981. It remained an important home to many young men who were remanded to custody by family courts for a whole range of juvenile offenses and problems. Often from difficult family backgrounds or the streets of a city, the youths benefitted from the celebrations of annual holiday traditions with the Brothers.