“Americana / God Bless America” will be the theme of the 2018 Festival of Trees event at the Dubois County Museum.  Twelve 7’ lighted green artificial trees will be set up in Exhibit Room III, and interested  families are being solicited to decorate the trees using their own ornaments in carrying  out a design idea.

Use your imagination to come up with decorating ideas: added colored lights, ribbons, garlands, ornaments (bought or handmade), photos, etc. You will also provide your own tree topper and skirting. Last year’s theme was to honor servicemen and women and veterans. This year’s theme is related, so if you decorated a tree last year and wish to use your decorations again, please feel free to! Or, coming up with something completely unrelated is great as well.

A square table — card table size — will be placed alongside your tree for any display items you wish. You are asked to provide a table covering and any “extras” to tell your

“Americana / God Bless America” story.

Decorating may take place during Museum hours during the week of November 5 – 9.

Museum hours — Monday — closed; Tuesday through Friday — 10 to 2; Saturday —

10 to 4; Sunday 1 to 4.

If you would like to sign up for a tree (first – come, first -served), or if you have questions, please call Clara Fromme at 812-639-9327 or Bev Schmutzler at 812-639-3377 and leave a message.

The grand opening for the Festival of Trees will be the evening of Thursday, November

15th. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with viewing of the trees from 5:30 to 6:00. A program will be held from 6:00 to 7:00.

Refreshments will follow entertainment, and a drawing for prizes will be held. The event is free to the public; free will donations are always appreciated.

The event will continue through the first week in January. Take-down dates will be

Tuesday, January 8, through Friday, January 11.