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17th Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature
The Museum’s galleries are filled with 38 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 the 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. Selections for this year include: Dear Mother, Dear Daughter: Poems for Young People by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Gil Ashby; When We Were Very Young, by A.A. Milne; The Story Tree: Tales to Read Aloud by Hugh Lupton, illustrated by Sophie Fatus; Let the Whole Earth Sing Praise, written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola; A Mountain of Mittens by Lynn Plourde, illustrated by Mitch Vane; and many other favorites.
- Event Category Other Art , Other Museums, Indoor Fun, Storytelling, Art Museums,
- Event Cost Under $20
|$15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children (4-18); children under 4 and Members Free.|
- Event Ages All
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