University honors Grace Schaible with tree decorations

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North started celebrating the Christmas season a little early this year.
The faculty and staff at the museum had invited the public to help decorate the museum's Christmas tree with ornaments that were donated by the estate of the late Grace Schaible (*Shy-bull).
In addition to her role as Alaska's first female attorney general, Schaible was a major benefactor to the university.
She donated fine art and science collections to the museum.
The ornaments hung on the Christmas tree were mostly polar bears because of Schaible's passion for the animal.
Senior collections manager, Angela Linn, says museum staff felt hanging the ornaments was a fitting tribute.
Angela Linn; Senior Collections Manager, UA Museum of the North>>: "This was just a really nice way to share Grace's collection, these beautiful little ornaments with the museum family and to kinda kick-off the holiday season. And it's a way that we can maybe start a new tradition here ourselves of you know thinking about Grace on an annual basis and just thinking back and creating some new traditions for our museum family."