The centerpiece is a live
12-foot Canaan fir tree decorated by Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum volunteers to commemorate the Abraham Lincoln
Bicentennial and the museum's agriculture exhibit. The tree, adorned
in a copper and gold motif with moss green accents, was selected
from the Danican Tree Farm in Greenville and donated by the Illinois
Christmas Tree Growers Association.
Other trees at the mansion are
decorated by staff and volunteers from the Dana-Thomas House, Old
State Capitol, Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices, Vachel Lindsay Home and
Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Sites; the Illinois State Museum;
and the Washington Park Horticultural Center in Springfield. The
Governor's Choice Tree rounds out the tree display.
Gov. Quinn will welcome visitors during an open house on Saturday
from 4 to 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served.
The public is invited to tour the governor's mansion on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m., and on
Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic