Trees of Christmas
Trees of Christmas Open House at Smith-Trahern Mansion
Smith-Trahern Mansion recently held its annual Trees of Christmas Open House, featuring great holiday-inspired performances by the Northeast High School Show Choir, Lydia Walker Athey, the Roxy Carolers, and Virtuous Praise.
The event is sponsored each year by FCE (Family and Community Education). Mansion volunteers work in partnership with the City of Clarksville to decorate the historic home with dozens of Christmas trees, contributed by local businesses and organizations.
Most rooms contain multiple displays. Fort Campbell Spouses Club's tree was themed “More Than Just a Wife”, the Grand Hall Tree was called “Birds of a Different Feather Flock Together”. Roxy Regional Theatre did “A Tuna Christmas Tree”, Farm Bureau Insurance, Girl Scout Troop 2797, and many others participated, some honoring the memory of lost loved-ones, others promoting causes, like anti-bullying. There is even a Hanukah Display sponsored by Alan and Faith Goldstein.
Smith-Trahern Mansion is an historic antebellum home built in 1858, that overlooks the Cumberland River. The home is open year-round for tours, activities, meetings, retreats, weddings and more. For information, go to www.fceclarksville.org.
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