Friday, October 24, 2014

‘My Collection’ Exhibit Coming to Warrensburgh Museum

Collectibles samplingLocal residents are asked to show off part of their own collections at the Warrensburgh Museum’s Holiday Exhibit, entitled “My Collection.” 

The exhibit, sponsored by the Warrensburgh Historical Society, will run from December 6 through January 14, 2015.

Many people have personal collections – from stamps to antique farm machinery.  The Museum is inviting townspeople to exhibit a sampling of their collections for this six-week holiday period.  Prospective participants are asked to submit an application with description and sample photo(s) for consideration.  Due to space considerations, the number of exhibitors must be limited, as well as the size and quantity of collected objects. (Antique farm machinery must be excluded.)  Dolls, dollhouses and Christmas ornaments are also excluded since they were the subjects of previous exhibits.  Depending on the number of participants, acceptance may also be based on age and uniqueness of the collectibles.

Submission forms must be received by Saturday, November 8.  Forms may be obtained at the Museum or at Warrensburg Town Hall, or by phoning the museum director, Steve Parisi, at 623-2207.  Forms are also available online; at least one photograph of the collectible(s) should be included with the form.  Forms and photos should be sent to: WHS – My Collection, P. O. Box 441, Warrensburg, NY 12885, delivered to the Museum (see hours below), or submitted online to parisi39@yahoo.com. (For convenience, photos may be sent separately via e-mail.)

Upon acceptance the Museum will arrange for delivery to the Museum or for pick-up of the selected items, if so desired.  All entries will be returned following the close of the show on January 14.  For more information please call the Museum Director, Steve Parisi, at 623-2207.

The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History  is located at 3754 Main Street (VFW Building). Museum hours are Wednesdays, 12-4 pm and Sundays 1-3 pm.  The Warrensburgh Historical Society and the Museum of Local History can be found on the internet at www.whs12885.org.  Both the Society and the Museum can also be found on Facebook.

 

Photo provided: A sampling of collectibles, including (clockwise from upper left) cast iron banks, ceramic frogs, milk bottles, antique tools, match boxes,  toothpick holders, political buttons and coins.

 

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