JANUARY - FEBRUARY (January 15 thru February 22)  

Chinese New Year

The museum has a collection of antique Chinese artifacts that will be on display this month. Our collection of Chinese artifacts include antique robes with elaborate embroidery, Chinese hair pieces, jewelry, figurines, plates and handmade clothes with oriental designs.  Also, there will be special exhibits of our postcards, as well as, porcelain and cloth dolls.

President's Day

 

February is the month the nation honors two special Presidents-George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The museum has a collection of presidential memorabilia that depicts both the life and accomplishments of each president, such as postcards, dolls, stamps, coins and souvenir items.

 

BE MY VALENTINE

Valentines capture the essence of the Victorian era. Our collection of valentines dates from the late 1890 to present, and on display will be our Teddy Bears, and Kewpie Dolls collections.

Annual Valentine Tour

Sunday, February 9th, 1pm to 4pm

 

The admission price is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children which includes tour and refreshments. Cash Only.

 

Please call for reservations

 

Tours available at 1 pm and 2:30 pm

                                                                           


MARCH (March 11 thru April 25)    

 

 National Women's Month

 

The museum has a collection of items showing the Suffragette time in American life-Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  A display showing the many accomplishments of such outstanding women as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Julia Morgan (the architect that designed Hearst Castle). Also, a special look at a very famous lady who influenced the Victorian Era- Queen Victoria.

 

100th Anniversary of Voting for Women 

 

One of the most exciting historical anniversaries is on the horizon!!! 2020: The 100th Anniversary of American Women’s Right to Vote.                        

 

 

Awake, thou wintry earth -

Fling off thy sadness!

Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth

Your ancient gladness!

Thomas Blackburn

An Easter Hymn.

 

Happy Easter!

 

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland was very popular book when it was first written in 1865 by Lewis Carroll. This book is a favorite story at the museum has a large collection of Alice memorabilia such as dolls, white rabbits and books. Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter is another favorite that will on display.

Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 5 is Easter. This custom began in 1700 with German immigrants. The most popular Easter symbols are the Easter Bunny, Chocolates, and decorated eggs. Creating an Easter tree was a Victorian custom and it was decorated with eggs and baskets that hung the it. Our tableware is the Teal blue depression glass in the swirl pattern.  Peter Rabbit written by Beatrix Potter(1866-1943) is also a favorite story that will be on display.  Beatrix Potter's love of nature and little creatures enabled her to create such stories as Peter Rabbit, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, and Miss Moppet. Items in the exhibit will be books, figurines and dishes.

Book Festival 

April is also book festival time. Here at the museum, we delight in sharing our collection of pop-up books that have delighted readers for generations, but only recently that these books have become collectible.


MAY        (May 13 thru May 23)  

 

Mother's Day  

 

The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day. In celebration of this day many people follow the custom of wearing a carnation. This special day to honor mother, began in 1908 by Ann Jarvis and proclaimed a national day of observance by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914. In our exhibit called, "Remembrance of Mother", we pay tribute to the First Ladies of our country, such as, Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Pat Nixon.. We also remember such mothers as Queen Victoria and Princess Diana.

Memorial Day

Is a patriotic holiday that originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War. It now honors those who died in the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.

John F. Kennedy

He was born May 29th, 1917, and became the youngest elected President. he is famous in his inaugural address for telling the American people "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." During his presidency he established the Peace Corps and the space program.

Arranged throughout the museum will be our collections of antique May baskets and cat figurines. Many of the exhibits feature antique photographs, pictures, postcards, dolls, and dishes.


JUNE (June 10 thru June 20)  

 

Father's Day

To all fathers and their hard work, our exhibit is an expression of appreciation and gratitude. Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of the month.

                                                                   


JULY - AUGUST (July 8 thru August 22)   

 

Independence Day

On July 4th 1776 Congress declared independence and formed the United States by adopting the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson. The feature exhibits showcase patriotic artifacts of Uncle Sam, our national symbol the American Bald Eagle, the Liberty Bell, and the museum's collection of blue and red glassware. A favorite of the museum's curator is the exhibit of the Statue of Liberty memorabilia. This extensive collection showcases the Lady Liberty in many forms: miniature statuettes, coins, spoons, plates and stamps.

Statue of Liberty

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Emma Lazarus


SEPTEMBER THRU OCTOBER         (September 16 thru October 31)

 

Halloween Starts Early this Year!

The Ghouls and ghosts are considering to come out early. So please look below for some frighteningly fun Halloween details!

Dorothy in Oz

The museum has a collection of Halloween memorabilia that is displayed during the month., such as, old pumpkins, ghost and goblins. The museum has a collection of Halloween pop-up books of old witches and scary monsters that seem to pop out at you. Also on display is our collection of Wizard of Oz memorabilia.

Halloween Haunted House Tour

Sunday, October 25, 1pm to 4pm

 haunted house tour and refreshments---Adults $12.00, Children $6.00

Please call for reservation

Tours available at 1 pm and 2:30 pm


NOVEMBER         (November 18 thru December 31)

Christmas Holiday display of our finest antiques, Santa Clauses, Angeles, Choir boys and village scenes that depict Dickens's Victorian Christmas. Our Christmas tree will be decorated with our collection of antique ornaments and there will be a display of vintage Christmas cards

 

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS HOUSE TOUR

Sunday, December 5, 1 to 4 pm

 

A tour of a historic Victorian house of 1898, includes refreshments  . Cost $12.00 per person, $6.00 per child

Please call for reservation. Cash Only.

Tours available at 1 pm and 2:30 pm