After weeks of preparation from volunteers and staff, the Besser Museum’s annual Season of Light Exhibit is open to the public. Chris Witulski, Besser Museum executive director, said “We work with exhibit designers DeLynn Medina and her sister Laurie Anderson and they really pay a lot of attention to the details in the exhibit, from the Christmas mannequins which are always special to the holiday wreaths you will see.”
The team’s efforts deck the halls with holiday spirit featuring three different galleries. “We have our main gallery which every year we pick a theme, and this year we went with a Victorian Christmas,” said Witulski. “So, we went with the pinks, the blushes, the rose golds, we have a little bit of information on Queen Victoria. There are different hats decorated for tree toppers and our mannequins this year all represent more of a Victorian look.”
Seventeen local non profits also created a gallery showing the services they bring to the community. “So, we would invite our guests to come in and look at these beautiful trees and see what kind of non–profit services are available all year round,” said Witulski.
And for the third exhibit, the Besser Museum takes you around the world with the Trees of Nations gallery. “There are trees in there from different nations, and the traditions that migrated to the United States with some of the immigrants back in the sixteen, seventeen hundreds, so you might learn about where some of your Christmas traditions came from.”
Visitors can see the galleries along with their gingerbread village at the Besser Museum now through January from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except Sundays and Tuesdays.