Oh Christmas Tree

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago celebrates its 60th year of Christmas Around the World in 2008.  It is as spectacular and beautiful as ever!

This tradition began as a United Nations salute to American Allies during WWII.  Initially, the two week festival featured one pine tree redecorate each day by a different cultural community as a symbol of unity and harmony.  Sixty years later, this event has grown to over 50 trees decorated in time-honored traditions by members of Chicago’s various cultural communities. 

If you are in the Chicago area over the holiday season, this exhibit is one not to be missed.  Here a few personal photos taken on my recent visit.  Enjoy!

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  Reference:

http://www.msichicago.org/scrapbook/scrapbook_exhibits/CATW2001/catw_listing.html

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