Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Festival of Trees

This past weekend Hubby, daughter and I went to the Festival of Trees that is held at the Cradle of Aviation museum here on Long Island. We had last gone when our children were little and the festival was just getting started. 
I thought I would share some pictures of pretty trees and aviation history.
It started with a fall themed tree.

Here is a more traditional tree.
This is one of the handcrafted trees.
 Isn't that a beautiful ornament?

A mostly plaid tree.
Another handcrafted tree. This one with "A partridge in a pear tree" theme. It is full of knitted and crocheted ornaments.
Here are the Three French Hens ...
and the partridge and pear.
 One more handcrafted tree. Look at that crocheted skirt.
 After looking at those pretty trees. We moved on to the museum. This wonderful plane hung above all those trees that you can see in the lobby below.
 Examples of early designs.


The reason this museum is where it is on Long Island is because it is near what was once a world famous air field - Roosevelt Field.
Long Islanders now know Roosevelt Field as a large shopping mall.
 This is a display of what you may have seen at local air-fields. I love the clothes.


 This is an outfit worn by Charles Lindbergh.
An early passenger airplane.
 A war plane.
Daughter, Katie, playing pilot. I climbed in with her in the co-pilot's seat. It is surprising how small this is inside.
 Finally, the pride of Long Island. The Lunar Module that landed on the moon. This is one that was made for a future mission that never occurred. It has been modified to represent the first lunar module that landed on the moon. Many people, including our daughter, don't know that this was made by Grumman Corporation on Long Island. 
If you ever get a chance to visit Long Island, this museum is a must-see. We spent 3 hours there and couldn't really read all the information or explore all of the planes, because there were holiday vendors set up throughout the museum, sometimes in front of displays. It was still awe-inspiring.

I hope you enjoyed this little overview.

Thanks for stopping by!


5 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

Sounds like a great place to visit. The trees were a real delight. Of course I fell in love with all the handcrafted ones, the tree skirt was amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Renee said...

It looks like it was a wonderful outing! Thank you so much for sharing all of the lovely trees!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

thanks for sharing the tour of the museum, love the trees and all the ornaments. hugs

Lilly's Mom said...

Such Lovely Christmas trees. Thanks for sharing them.

Vivian said...

How did I not know about COA? I've been going up to NEAM in CT the last few years, me for the quilt show and my DH for the planes. Definitely have to check this out one day!