Every year, in early November, the Cambrian Society is invited to decorate a large tree, to represent Wales, for the international display of Christmas trees at the Museum of Science and Industry. Board member, Janet Walquist, has coordinated this activity for many years and has collected a fine array of Welsh ornaments including: Welsh dolls, sheep, love spoons, daffodils, Mari Lwyd hobby horses, harps, and dragons. The overall effect is colorful and stunning and has attracted a lot of attention from staff and visitors. Museum docents who give guided tours of the trees report that this is one of their favorite trees in the exhibit.
For more information about the display and the ethnic performances, including the one for Wales (sponsored by the Welsh Cambrian Society), visit the museum’s website at msichicago.org.