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Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees Winners Announced

The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is proud to announce the winners of its 2020 Festival of Trees holiday exhibit!

Visitors were able to vote for their favorite tree either in person or online through a new virtual experience at FestivalofTreesIndy.org. Thousands of votes were entered both in person and through the virtual experience.

The overall winners are as follows:
1. “Step Right Up” – Sponsored by The Mothershead Foundation
2. “Bayou Christmas” – Sponsored by Indianapolis Zoo
3. “Santa Paws” – Sponsored by Indiana Canine Assistant Network

Winners were also broken down into in-person and virtual categories.

In-person winners are as follows:
1. “Step Right Up” – Sponsored by The Mothershead Foundation
2. “Bayou Christmas” – Sponsored by Indianapolis Zoo
3. “The Sullivan Express” – Sponsored by Sullivan Hardware and Garden

Virtual winners are as follows:
1. “A Wabash Wonderland” – Sponsored by Wabash College
2. “Santa Paws” – Sponsored by Indiana Canine Assistant Network
3. “Step Right Up” – Sponsored by The Mothershead Foundation

To see a short video with the official announcement of the winners, please visit: https://indianahistory.org/events/festival-of-trees/2020-winners/.

This year’s Festival of Trees took place November 13 through January 9, featuring a winter wonderland of 50 elaborately-decorated trees representing individuals, families and organizations from around Indiana. This year featured the theme “Life Is a Gift” that was seen and felt from the 30-foot centerpiece tree to decorative features throughout the building.

In addition to the on-site event, a new virtual experience offered 360-degree viewing technology so online guests could see all 50 trees as they were displayed at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center as well as enjoy other interactive elements, including holiday music and Storytime with Santa, from the comfort of their homes or on any mobile device.

Festival of Trees was presented by The Salvation Army, with support from The Mothershead Foundation, OneAmerica, Citizens Energy Group and MacAllister Machinery, Inc.

“Life is a Gift” Tree and holiday programming was presented by Lake City Bank; Story Time with Santa was presented by Citizens Energy Group; Cole Porter Room Holiday Music and Virtual Singalong was presented by Old National Bank; and Festival of Trees Virtual Experience was presented by OneAmerica Financial Partners.

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