Holiday Exhibit

December 1 – December 30 2018. Saturday and Sunday 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Celebrating the Holidays in Style: Fashion, Décor, and Toys, 1850 – 1910

Opening on December 1, the Mansfield Historical Society presents its first holiday exhibit since  2002. “Celebrating the Holidays in Style: Fashion, Décor, and Toys, 1850 – 1910” will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., throughout the month of December.

Last summer’s popular costume exhibition, curated by Laura Crow, remains on view.  It features 24 fashions worn by local women, dating from 1850 to 1910. All are accessorized and displayed on dress forms. There is also a recreation of a circa 1900 millinery shop.

For the holiday season, a new exhibit of 19th and early 20th century dolls and toys has been assembled. A selection of antique quilts and a Victorian era Christmas tree are also on display in the furniture gallery.  The whole museum has been decked in seasonal finery reflecting the period. The displays provide a charming glimpse of holidays past.

The museum is located at 954 Storrs Road (Route 195), across from the First Baptist Church. Admission is $5.00/adult; free for children and MHS members.