The Concord Museum offers the public a chance to immerse themselves in the holiday spirit while paying homage to books that inspire children.
On November 24, the museum inaugurates its annual program “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature”. Until January 2, museum visitors can see 32 Christmas trees and wreaths adorned with decorations based on acclaimed works of children’s literature.
The museum started “Family Trees” 26 years ago to give a creative twist to Concord’s acclaimed literary history and to celebrate the joy of reading to children. Over the years, over 800 children’s book titles have come to life with the adornment of trees and wreaths of all shapes and sizes.
The annual event also includes special free programs related to children’s literature. Funds raised through “Family Trees” support the museum’s educational initiatives. This year’s Family Trees Honorary Chair is award-winning author and illustrator Grace Lin.
During this fundraising event, admission to the Concord Museum is $ 18 for adults; $ 15 seniors and students; $ 8 young (6-17); children $ 5 (3 to 5); children (2 years and under) free. Free members. For more information, visit concordmuseum.org.
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