“The Decade of Trees” is the Dawson County Historical Museum’s Christmas theme | Latest titles


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Brian Neben Lexington Clipper-Herald

LEXINGTON — Get ready for a trip through the past and present by visiting the Dawson County Historical Museum’s Christmas tree exhibit this year.

The theme for the 2021 Christmas season is “Decades of Trees”. Participating businesses and individuals will choose a decade between 1860 and 2020 and decorate accordingly.

Dawson County Historical Museum executive director Crystal Werger said they have about 30 trees to decorate and 15 have been announced so far.

The museum will be open from Tuesday November 30 to Saturday December 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for decoration.

Werger said she was thrilled to see the creativity of those choosing to decorate Christmas trees this year.

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For example, the Plum Creek Quilters Guild is decorating a 1930s-themed tree and the Lexington Garden Club is basing its decorations on 1860s medicinal plants. There will also be at least one 1950s aluminum tree on display.

For a second year, the museum will hold its Christmas Trees at Night event, where the lights will be dimmed and people can fully appreciate the Christmas trees and lights.

Werger said last year that there were as many people coming to view the trees at night in a week as in a typical month.

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