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Christmas is showcased in Museum display

The museum showcase at the District of Lake Country office takes us back in time with an old-fashioned Christmas tree.  It is decorated with vintage ornaments, candles, and popcorn. The candle holders have a spring mechanism that was patented as early as 1895. The baubles are hand-painted glass in a variety of sizes and shapes. Perhaps you remember topping your tree with a similar angel to our 1950s-era cardboard cone angel. A short history of Christmas tree lighting is posted above a set of Noma Mazda lights in their original box. This book-style box was the most common used by Noma from 1936 until 1945.

Vintage Christmas Decor is another of Karen and Glen Gibbons’ very attractive displays. Their volunteer work for the Lake Country Museum brings a sense of history, and pleasure, to many.


  • Thank you Karen and Glen for the lovingly and delightfully prepared showcases giving us a peek into our past. I have gotten so much pleasure studying them as I am sure many have!

    There is a fagile paper angel atop our tree from Hiroshi’s childhood which reads 15 cents on its cheek….also glass balls from both our childhood Christmas trees.

    The sharing of your creative, artistic gift with the community is special!

    Best wishes of the season.

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