There are few ways better to begin the holiday season than with a festive showcase of beautiful trees, decorations, and ornaments, complimented with both holiday music and seasonal refreshments. The 3rd Annual Festival of Trees was the perfect opportunity to do just that. It was held from Noon-7pm on November 16th at the DeSoto House Hotel Ballroom (230 S. Main Street, Galena).
Our donors contributed decorated trees, wreaths, tabletop settings, and other displays. Some of these donations included stockings for pets by Lynn Gaber and a snowman centerpiece by Bonnie Cox, as well as other unique pieces from Gustafson & Grey, Galena City Hall, the Chamber of Commerce, the Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena, Visit Galena, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Galena Public Library, and many others.
In spite of a rainy November day, the attendance throughout the day and evening was strong. All proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. It was a great way to celebrate the coming of the holiday season. Thank you to organizers, contributors and attendees. It was a great success.
Curator, Ray Werner is presented with a Certificate of Celebration recognizing the Historical Society’s Platinum Anniversary. IAM (Illinois Association of Museums), President Dave Becker and Donna Sack, outgoing Executive Director, presented the award at IAM’s Annual Conference, October 18th in Peoria.