February 6, 2023

A Homespun, History-rich Festival of Trees in Benzie

Benzie Area Historical Society Hosts
By Lynda Wheatley | Nov. 19, 2021

There are festivals of trees, and then there are Festivals of Trees. Consider this year’s three-day extravaganza (Nov. 26-28) for Habitat for Humanity of Benzie County to be one of the coolest.

A near-20-year tradition, this event last year raised $7,000 for the nonprofit. This year, they’re going even bigger.

The Benzie Area Historical Society is hosting, and among the hundreds of real and artificial trees, wreaths, and table and wall decorations displayed inside and outside the museum (and online for bidding at www.benziehabitat.org), visitors can also take in other one-of-a-kind holiday offerings.

“Thompsonville in Time” author Charles Kraus will sign copies of his local history book noon to 2pm Saturday, Nov. 27, and guest can also see a stunning Christmas exhibit featuring 60 years’ worth of cards Marjorie Sinclair Call made for friends and family between 1944 and 2004. One of her six children, daughter Jeanne (Call) Hafer, will be at the museum from 2pm to 4pm Saturday, too.

Click on the News and Events tab at benziemuseum.org for details.


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