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.

Due to Covid restrictions the last 2 years, the Greening has been postponed  until Dec. of 2022. For more information, please contact Cindy Grogan.

Cindy Grogan



Thursday, December 1, 2022 marked the 33rd  Annual Greening of the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. The 17 attending school groups, amounting to more than 600 children, decorated trees around this year’s “Louisiana Icons & Symbols” theme.

This year’s winners are Herndon Magnet– 1st Place; Eden Gardens Magnet – 2nd Place; Fairfield Elementary – 3rd Place; and Word of God Academy – 4th Place.

Special thanks to the Friends of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, Caddo Middle Magnet Student Council (our elves), their sponsors, Jody Dosher for his holiday program and our volunteer judges.

The trees will be on display through the holiday season.