Thursday, April 19, 2012

Museum Village and Magnificent Magnets

This week I’d like to feature another Orange County, New York favorite of mine. 

Museum Village in Monroe, NY is a place I have visited since I was a very little girl.  School trips, camp trips, Brownie and Girl Scout trips are all part of the happy memories I have of Museum Village.  It is the place where I first discovered my life-long love of rock candy that I bought in the gift shop!  Moving forward a generation, it is a place where my daughter and I spent some happy times on several occasions.   
At Museum Village, visitors can shop in a 130-year-old general store, see a real Mastodon skeleton, dip a candle, step inside a 200-year-old log cabin, sit in a one-room schoolhouse, and watch a broom or coverlet being made.
Museum Village still pursues its founder's vision of educating generations of Americans about the work and life of their ancestors.  Through educational programs, hands-on-exhibits and special events, Museum Village is dedicated to exploring and interpreting 19th century rural life, as well as inspiring an appreciation for the evolution of industry and technology in America.  It’s a local gem that is fun to visit.
These are the magnet  designs that we have painted from photos they provided us that we will be featuring for sale in their museum gift shop.  Magnets make a great little memento of a visit to a museum or historic site.

Do any of you have memories of Museum Village that
you would like to share?  We'd love to hear about them!
Above is Museum Village's logo that
they provided for us to make magnets.


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