Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 - Tue, Jan 1, 2013
Times: Monday-Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5; closed at 1:00 12/24 and all day 11/22 and 12/25
Venue: Concord Museum
Cambridge Turnpike At Lexington Road, Concord,, MA 01742Contact:
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A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The 17th annual "Family Trees: A Celebration of Children's Literature" at the Concord Museum in historic Concord, Massachusetts gives Concord's renowned literary tradition a creative twist. From November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013, the Museum's galleries are filled with 36 fanciful trees of all shapes and sizes, decorated with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children's storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites. This year, the Lead Sponsor for Family Trees is Barefoot Books; Media Sponsor is Massachusetts Teachers Association.
The exhibition's focus on children's literature makes "Family Trees" unique among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the artistic creations of a dedicated team of volunteer decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight, much to the delight of visitors of all ages from all over New England.