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 December 2nd, 2015. For more information, please contact Cindy Grogan.

Cindy Grogan

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 marked the 27th year of the Greening of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. The 17 attending school groups, amounting to more than 600 children, decorated trees around this year’s “The Battle of New Orleans” theme.

Special thanks to the 2014 Greening sponsors: Citizens National Bank, Willis Knighton Health System, Red Ball Oxygen Co., Inc., The Lagniappe Questers, and Dr. & Mrs. Ragan Green.