Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:40

9th Annual Slate Valley Museum Festival of Trees Goes Virtual

GRANVILLE — Every year for the last eight years, the Slate Valley Museum has ushered in the holiday season with its popular, regional Slate Valley Festival of Trees. This year’s event is still slated to take place, but it will be presented in a different format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As in previous years, the Museum is welcoming the public – individuals, businesses, groups, and organizations – to enter the Festival with their own unique tree. Instead of bringing their trees to the building where they’d be on display for in-person viewing, now entrants will be asked to provide photos of their trees that will be featured in an online gallery, connected to the Museum’s website.

Those interested in entering a tree into this year’s Festival can download a form at or call the Museum to arrange for mailing or pick-up. The entry fee for trees is $25. This fee is waived if the tree is donated for auction.

Tree registrations will be accepted through Nov.  30 and can be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to the Museum at the address listed below. The Museum is also accepting donations for the silent auction. Any questions can be directed to the same email address or by phone at 518-642-1417.

The Festival and auction will open online Dec. 4. The online gallery of trees will remain up through New Year’s Day for holiday viewing and enjoyment. The Slate Valley Museum is located at: 17 Water St. in Granville. 

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