Capitol Christmas tree stops in Dearborn

Ursula Watson
The Detroit News

Dearborn — A truck and caravan carrying the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree made a stop at The Henry Ford Museum Saturday.

The 80-foot plus white spruce is on a tour of sorts, stopping at communities along it's2, 000 mile journey to the Capitol. It kicked off Nov. 2 from Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest and will arrive at the White House in Washington, D.C. Friday. The tree tour hopes to bring together communities across the miles with messages of love and joy to share at the Capitol for the holiday season.

Dearborn is one of more than 30 communities that scheduled celebrations along journey to the U.S. Capitol.

People came and signed holiday greetings on the truck carrying the tree. A presentation about harvesting the tree and other holiday activities were held inside the museum.

The tree is outside the museum until 3 p.m. today.

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