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Christmas Around the World, White House at MSI

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Enjoy musical entertainment, special guests in ethnic costumes and a dramatic countdown to kick off the 68th year of this amazing exhibit.

This year, the time-honored holiday display pays homage to one of the most famous homes in the world, the White House, in celebration of the temporary exhibit, The White House: A Look Inside, 60-by-13 foot, large-scale replica White House. The Grand Tree is decorated with stately gold accents and ornaments that depict the White House façade.

Christmas Around the World features more than 50 trees decorated by volunteers from Chicago's ethnic communities to reflect holiday traditions from around the globe and has been a tradition for area families since 1942.

"America's Home" in The White House: A Look Inside. This temporary exhibit, running through Feb. 15, 2010, details the history, people and stories behind 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The spectacular White House in miniature is the highlight of the experience, and you are invited to explore a gorgeously detailed, 60-by-13 foot, large-scale replica of the one of the world's most well-known homes-a a part of the cultural fabric of America.

Christmas Around the World
and The White House: A Look Inside
Museum of Science and Industry
57th & Lake Shore Drive


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