The Historical Society has 20 uniquely decorated trees on display through Dec. 22.
The Historical Society recruits members of the community to decorate trees each year for the society's Christmas Academy. Members of the community, like the Andover Fire Department, decorate a tree with historically-relevant ornaments as well as a theme of their choice. In the third year of the event, the Historical Society asked decorators to also focus on historic education themes, like household chores or home economics for children in 19th century. The trees will be on display Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 22.
The Andover Historical Society will feature trees decorated by a variety of groups and individuals during this year's Christmas Tree Academy.
The Andover Historical Society's building may not seem any different now, but in a few days a wide range of individuals and organizations will be showing off how well they can decorate a tree. During the third year of the event, now called the Andover Christmas Tree Academy, firefighters will be placing and hanging fire-related items around their Christmas tree, while the Cub Scouts will be doing the same with scouting-related items; both will be followed by 18 other tree sponsors. First begun with the significant help of Historic Society members in decorating trees, Historical Society office manager Carrie Midura said that this was the first year that a Historical Society member has not had to decorate a tree by him or herself. "It's …