November 16, 2018 Hours:
11 to 4

More Hours
P.O. Box 337, 17 George St.
Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 2X4 
Phone: 705-746-5365
Adults $5
Senior/Child $3
Pass Holders FREE
Start Date:
Nov 17/2018
O Christmas Tree, A Brief History

End Date:
Dec 21/2018


From November 17 - December 21, O Christmas Tree: A Brief History will be on display in the Lion’s Room.

One of the most distinguishable symbols of Christmas is the Christmas tree, but did you know that their origin pre-dates Christmas? Trees and garlands have been used for centuries by different cultures for worship, celebration and even protection. Over time, these traditions transformed and became associated with Christmas, developing into the modern Christmas tree we all know and cherish.
This exhibition provides a concise look at the origins of Christmas trees, exploring the early Celtic and German pagan traditions, up to the rise in popularity during the Victorian period. 
On November 17 from 1 -2 pm, we will be hosting the exhibition's opening reception. There will be light refreshments and a few words from the staff. Admission is by a recommedned donation of $2.00. For updates on the opening, click here to like our Facebook event page.
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