Cars, Trees & Traditions
November 17 – December 30, 2012
The Museum’s annual holiday exhibition features 23 evergreen trees decorated with authentic ornaments from 1900s – 1980s, or embellished by theme, and paired with Chrysler vehicles. The exhibit highlights seasonal celebrations in America and how traditions evolved along with the automobile. Nostalgic graphics round out the vignettes, including vintage ads, images of popular toys and historic holiday photographs of Detroit from the archives of Wayne State University’s Walter P. Reuther Library.
New for 2012 with regular Museum admission:
- Fashion and the Automobile: An Exhibit in 10 Eras with authentic clothing, artists' work in fine art, renderings, and photographs
- Trains in motion - courtesy of the Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club - chugging through landscapes 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 – 4 p.m. Sundays (through Dec. 16)
- Children’s crafts 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays (through Dec. 15)
- Scavenger hunt – for children and adults – complete with prize drawings