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New Exhibit: Pomp & Paint in Bucket Town

Guest post by Derin Bray, author and guest co-curator of Bucket Town: Four Centuries of Toymaking and Coopering in Hingham, Massachusetts, June 21st, 2014 to January 18th, 2015 at Old Sturbridge Village

Round Canteen, by Elijah Burr, Hingham, MA. Made for the Boston Independent Fusiliers, ca. 1822. Courtesy of Old Sturbridge Village

Every curator has a favorite object. For me, it’s an entire group. Of the 180 finely crafted toys and woodenware currently on view at Old Sturbridge Village, I have found myself especially drawn to a display of brightly painted canteens.… Read More