The USA Tree for 2018
Museum of Science and Industry
This webpage shows the 2018 USA Tree,
plus images of the new ornaments.
The USA Tree for 2018 is very much the
same as the 2017 tree. To see photos
of that tree, plus candid shots while
it was being set up, click HERE.
Besides four new star boxes and some lovely ornaments,
the first lines of America the Beautiful have been
embroidered, and swirl around the tree.
Even though it is part of the permanent display at the Museum,
it has always been my impression that the stack of five
flying saucers seen to the right of our tree (above the sign
that says "Toy Maker 3000") is really a Christmas
Tree contributed by the planet Mars!
Below are three photos showing the construction of this star box.
Just like in our homes, we begin with an empty room,
then we add the tree, and finally the stockings.
On top of this box are luminarios, a tradition in the Southwest
If you look very closely, you will notice that the picture
above the mantel is the group-photo from last year!
Below is a close-up of Santa on top of this box