HomeGovernmentDepartments / OfficesMuseum > Christmas Tree Festival


A 5-member panel of judges selected the winners for this year: Trees, First place: HIS Home school, "A Time to Celebrate and Honor"; Second place: The Neighborhoood Garden Club, "Re-purposed Christmas Gourds"; Third place: Monroe COunty ISD class, "Christmas Movies."

Wreaths, First place: MCES St. Mary's 5th/8th grade class, "Angels Among Us"; Second place: Monroe Middle School class, "Here Comes Santa Claus"; Third place: Cub Scout Pack 597, "It's Snowing Cub Scouts."

Congratulations to all the winners and clubs! Prizes will be awarded after the holidays.

Vote for your favorites at the museum- use a paper "ballot" and place your vote in the paper bag or canister located at each tree or wreath. The top 3 entries with the most votes will win prizes. Voting happens throughout the month- the last day to vote is December 30th. We are open 7 days a week- vote everyday if you wish!

See images of the trees and wreaths on our Facebook page (the Monroe County HIstorical Museums and Archives), and "like" us! Keep us to date on events and what's happening!


Last year (2013) members of the Downtown Networking Connection judged the trees and wreaths with the following results; congratulations, winners!

First Place, Trees: Custer Elementary School Kindergarten with the theme of "Candyland." Second place, trees: Friends of Potter Cemetery, "A Tribute to our Veterans." Third place, St. Paul's M.E. Church "Christ's Kids Club", with the theme of "While Shephers Watched Their Flocks."

First Place, People's Vote: St. John Lutheran School

First Place, Wreaths: the Bedford Herb Group, "Enchanted Everlastings." Second place, the Lotus Garden Club, "Lotus." Third place, the Sawyer Homestead, self-titled.

Attic                                                           The decorated attic with trees and lights

Bookcases                                                            One of several Santa Claus bookcases


Winter Wonderland Faithful Friends 4-H Club


downstairs trees Miss Mary's Montessori Preschool on the left

The Museum is filled with Holiday greeness!




The Christmas Tree Festival was back for another year- thanks to Monroe County voters! Perhaps you went to the kickoff Open House, and got to see the many trees and wreaths specially decorated to make the museum more festive for the holidays. Thanks to all the groups and clubs and schools (all of Jefferson District's Sodt Elementary school participated and visited the museum!) who took the time to showcase their creativity. Get your ideas for this year's Festival- our 35th year.

Bedford Herb Bedford Herb Group

Exeter Exeter Historical Society

Frenchtown Frenchtown Senior Friendship Club


Detail of the MOMS ornaments




Monroe County Historical Museum's 33rd Annual Christmas Tree Festival December, 2011

 62 Participating groups (in no order):

Picture Perfect Painting/ Lotus Garden Club/ Sawyer Homestead/ Exeter Historical Society/ Raisinville Wranglers 4-H Club/ Maybee Muskrats 4-H Club/ Monroe Council of Churches/ Neighborhood Garden Club/ MARSP/ Monroe Art League/ American Red Cross (Monroe)/ Lazy Angels 4-H Club/ Country Critters 4-H Club/ St. Patrick School (Carleton)/ Orchard Center School/ Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield/ Monroe Girl Scouts/ Monroe County Homemakers of Extension/ Whiteford Workers 4-H Club/ Friends of the Museum (Monroe)/ Monroe County Quilt Guild/ all of Sodt Elementary School (wow, Jefferson District)/ The Kroger Company/ United Way of Monroe County/ Triumph Academy Cub Scouts 584/ Friends of Potter Cemetery (Ash Twp.)/ Frenchtown Seniors Friendship Club/ Carleton Go-Getters 4-H Club/ Monroe County Caprine Council 4-H/ Bedford Herb Group/ Custer Elementary School (Monroe District)/ Rockin Ranchers 4-H Club/ MOMS Club/ Project Second Chance/ Victorian Christmas/ Lutheran High School South/ MAECO (Monroe Auto Equipment) Retirees/ Monroe County Library System/ Miss Mary's Preschool/ Daughters of the American Revolution/ Daughters of the War of 1812/ HIS Homeschool/ VFW Post 1138 (Monroe)



 4trees  snowman closeup  
 niedermeier tree  school wreath hurd


Disclaimer & Copyright © 2009 Monroe County, Michigan LogIn