Instead of ‘Deck the Halls’ this year, try ‘Deck the Museum’.
That’s the name of the exhibit being hosted at the Manassas Museum at 9101 Prince William Street, starting tonight through December 31, according to Manassas Museum Director Doug Horhota.
The museum partnered with Baldwin Elementary kindergarten and first grade classes to create holiday trees, decorated by the students, said Horhota.
“We asked the kindergartners and the first graders to put together different themed trees…we asked them to decorate the tree however they saw fit, and we left it completely open to them,” Horhota said.
The kindergarten students selected a ‘Dr. Seuss’-esque theme, including ‘If You Give a Dog a Donut’ and ‘If You Give a Moose a Muffin’, and the first graders went with a more traditional holiday theme.
This free exhibit is available during the museum’s normal hours Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but because of tonight’s Christmas tree lighting in Manassas, the museum will be open until 8 p.m., according to Horhota.
Horhota said that the museum will be working with area schools to continue the exhibit in the future.
“We hope that this is going to be an ongoing exhibit. This year we’re working with Baldwin Elementary – there’s five other schools that are in the Manassas City school system,” said Horhota.