New exhibit at museum

Vernon - posted Jun, 25 2013

VERNON - There's a new exhibit at the Vernon Historical Society’s museum: Yesterday’s Children features toys and clothing from the museum’s collection that were loved and worn by children from Rockville and Vernon. From hand carved figures from the mid-19th century to metal sand toys from the mid-20th century, the toys reveal how children amused themselves in years past. The exhibit, assembled by museum director Dr. S. Ardis Abbott and former educator Maureen Bourn, is located on the museum level of the Society’s building at 734 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon. The public is invited.Hours are Thursdays, 2 to 4 p.m. and on the second Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will remain in place through the summer and into the early fall. To make an appointment for a special viewing, please contact the museum at 860-875-4326. This exhibit will appeal to today’s children and to everyone who remembers their special childhood toys.


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