The Fort Crawford Museum and Prairie du Chien Historical Society will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Trail of Trees Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m.
As has happened for the past seven years, museum volunteers have placed 25 lighted evergreen trees on the veranda of the historic Fort Crawford Hospital. Each tree is then “sponsored” by an organization, business or family. The sponsor then decorates their tree.
This year, all of the trees were quickly sponsored, many by people who have participated in the Trail of Trees since its inception. The trees are now all decorated, awaiting the lighting gathering Wednesday.
All of the decorations are unique and change from year to year. Some of the trees are very personal, decorated in memory of a departed family member and friend. Others display traditional Christmas and holiday themes, while some reflect individual creativity.