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Trees of Our Heritage to be exhibited Sunday

A West Virginia-themed tree is among the 36 Christmas trees on display during the 18th annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit which begins Sunday with an open house from 1-3 p.m. at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History at Second and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg. (Photo by Wayne Towner)

PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will present its 18th annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit beginning Sunday with an open house to kick off the six-week show from 1-3 p.m. at the museum, Second and Juliana streets.

This year’s exhibit, which runs through Dec.22, features 36 Christmas trees representing countries from around the world, special memorials and holiday themes on all three levels at the museum. Among this year’s trees will be a West Virginia tree, a Winter Wonderland tree and a Peppermint Tree.

Entertainment is planned, along with light refreshments representing different countries provided by the Friends of Blennerhassett.

Photo opportunities will be available with Victorian Santa, make-it and take-it craft stations set up for kids to make and take home and the museum gift shop will be open.

The open house, of which there is no admission charge, kicks off the six-week tree exhibit. Regular museum admission applies to all other days the museum is open.

The museum also features a video about the Blennerhassetts and the history of the island. Exhibits relating to the history of Parkersburg and the Ohio Valley are on display.

The museum will be open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 22. Regular admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children age 3-12. Call ahead to confirm days and hours of operation at 304-420-4800.

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