Andover Historical Society Christmas Tree Exhibit

The Historical Society of our beautiful town, Andover, hosts a yearly exhibit of Christmas trees. Each tree is decorated with a theme inspired by objects in the museum's collections. Twenty trees will be on exhibit December 3 through the 22nd in the Amos Blanchard House on Main Street. Free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM. Click here www.andoverhistorical.org for more info.

My tree was based on sea shells sent back to Andover by missionaries in the 1800's. These young missionaries, graduates of the Andover Theological Seminary, went as far away as China, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), Africa, India, Ceylon, Burma and Turkey. In addition to churches, they established schools, colleges, native seminaries and hospitals. 

Blue mesh with a little sparkle was used for a garland of waves, strung shells, put a compass rose on the top, scattered sailing ships along the waves and hung clear iridescent glass bulbs that reminded me of water bubbles.

My tree on the 2nd floor landing.

The Blanchard House on Main Street

Some of the shells on display.

Stop in and take a look at all the beautiful trees. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 AM to 4 PM. Free.

Thanks for reading,
Linda Pakravan


  1. It looks great Mom!

  2. Great post - love the photos! Thanks for being part of the Historical Society's tree exhibit this year!

  3. Anonymous13.12.10

    lovely tree and waves treatment.


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