Go, See, Do: Christmas tree exhibit, Ten Thousand Villages pop-up shop and more

photo by: Journal-World File Photo

This file photo shows Christmas trees on display at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton in 2017.

More than 200 festively decorated trees will be on display throughout the holiday season at the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton.

This is the 16th year for the display, which features trees with a variety of themes. Some of the trees have ornaments dating back to the Victorian era, said Cynthia Breitenbach, a staff member at the museum. The focal point is an 18-foot tree on the second floor of the building, she said, in a room where President Dwight Eisenhower’s parents were married in the late 19th century.

The trees will be on display through Jan. 1 at the museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave. Visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on weekdays and Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibit is free, but donations are accepted.

Holiday crafts at the library

Try your hand at making scarves, ornaments and more at the Lawrence Public Library’s all-ages crafting event this weekend.

“The craft projects are intended to be inclusive and suitable for a variety of winter holidays,” library staff member Jill Mickel said. They include 3-D paper stars and snowflakes, ornaments and gift tags.

“We will also have fleece to cut to scarf lengths that can be fringed as a gift for a loved one, or they can be donated for a neighbor in need,” Mickel said.

Some of the crafts are quick and easy, while others will take more time, Mickel said. Children might require help from an adult for some of the crafts.

The free event is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, 707 Vermont St.

Ten Thousand Villages pop-up shop

A holiday pop-up shop by Ten Thousand Villages will be open for a little more than a week at Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

Ten Thousand Villages is a fair-trade organization that sells products made by artisans in developing countries. The nonprofit once had a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Lawrence, and it still has one in Overland Park.

The pop-up shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. After that, hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 8. Volunteers are also needed to help staff the pop-up shop; anyone interested can email ecmatku@gmail.com.


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