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Home for the Holidays at the Roberson

Each year, the Roberson Museum and Science Center hosts their "Home for the Holidays" holiday display throughout the entire museum and mansion.  This year will be the 59th anniversary of "Home for the Holidays".

Tuesday night was a special decorator and members opening reception before the colorful display is open to the public November 20th through January 5th.

"It's an annual tradition that really has become both a Roberson and community tradition," said Marketing and Public Relations Director for the Roberson Museum Jason Fuime.

Local businesses and nonprofits get creative and decorate their own tree to be put on display.

Bill Bartlow and Sue Lozinak made an unusual contribution to this year's Roberson tree festival.

"It's a Halloween tree to remind folks that the Haunted Halls of Horror is a big Halloween event here in Binghamton," said Bartlow.

"The Haunted Halls of Horror tree has a witches theme.  It has a witches hat on the top, and a broom, and many different things that you would see at the hall.  We have a few bats and mice and scary things hidden in the tree.  We didn't want to make it too scary, but we anted everybody to take a look at it and get some idea," said Lozinak.

Some organizations like the Knights of Lithuania took a more traditional approach to their tree.

"The ornaments are replicas of the song "Ornaments" the Lithuanians used.  In the old days, there was no such thing as manufactured ornaments.  So everybody made their own.  I think it's always good to keep the Lithuanian culture alive," said John Mankus from the Knights of Lithuania.

Fiume said folks will see a little bit of everything, which is what makes people wanting to come back year after year.

"They came as kids, they grew up here, moved out of the area, had their own kids, and come home for the holidays.  We say the Roberson is the place to come to," said Fiume.

For more information, visit Roberson.org.

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