Each December, LSEM invites local third grade students to the museum for a day of holiday celebration. Each school decorates a Christmas tree with ornaments they have constructed in art class. Every year, a different theme for the decorations is chosen. After decorating their tree, students enjoy a play performed by museum staff and create their own ornaments to take home. The newly decorated trees are independently judged, with first place receiving $150, second place $100, third place $75, and a fourth place $50.

The next Greening will be held on November 29, 2018. For more information, please contact Cindy Grogan.

Cindy Grogan



Thursday, November 30, 2017 marked the 30th year of the Greening of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. The 18 attending school groups, amounting to more than 600 children, decorated trees around this year’s “We Grow It & We Eat it – Louisiana Cuisine” theme.

This year’s winners are North Highlands Elementary– 1st Place; A.C. Steere Elementary – 2nd Place; Eden Gardens Magnet – 3rd Place; and Fairfield Elementary – 4th Place.

Special thanks to the 2017 Greening sponsors: Citizens National Bank, Willis Knighton Health System, Murphy-Payne Charitable Fund, and Dr. & Mrs. Ragan Green.