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A Little House Christmas

 

"Laura was too excited to speak. She squeezed Mary's hand tighter and tighter, and she looked up at Ma, wanting so much to know what that was. Ma smiled down at her and answered, "That is a Christmas tree, girls. Do you think it's pretty?"

-From On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Who better to celebrate the holidays with than Laura Ingalls Wilder? Following in a tradition of more than two decades, the Hoover Museum hosted a temporary holiday exhibit - A Little House Christmas - twenty trees decorated in themes from the famous books themselves.

It was particularly appropriate to use trees as the motif to display various holiday themes from these precious books. As Laura herself wrote in "On the Banks of Plum Creek", she was stunned by the beauty of her first tree. This past exhibit featured twenty such trees decorated with ornaments that highlight life on the frontier.

 

 

A Little House Christmas
Book Tree
Book Tree
Log Cabin Tree
Log Cabin Tree
Wildflower Tree
Wildfllower Tree
Black Susan Tree
Black Susan Tree
Candy Tree
Candy Tree
Doll Tree
Doll Tree
Farm Tree
Farm Tree
Baking Tree
Baking Tree
Bedtime Tre
Bedtime Tree
Pa's Fiddle Tree
Pa's Fiddle Tree
Toy Tree
Toy Tree
Handwork Tree
Handwork Tree
Blizzard Tree
Blizzard Tree
Wild Frontier Tree
Wild Frontier
Sleigh/Wagon Tree
Wagon Tree
Blacksmith Tree
Blacksmith Tree
School House Tree
School House
Hat Tree
Hat Tree
Little House Places
Places Tree
Town Tree
Town Tree