Glidden Toy Museum - Ashland, NH
Posted by: silverquill
N 43° 41.676 W 071° 37.924
19T E 287893 N 4841320
Quick Description: The Glidden Toy Museum is located in a historic cape style house built around 1810 and displays more than 2,000 vintage toys.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2007 10:59:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM1EBV
The Pauline E. Glidden Toy Museum is located in one of Ashland’s oldest residences, a circa 1810 cape. Funds for the purchase and renovation of this historic building were given by Mrs. Glidden. The museum opened to the general public on July 3, 1991. Visitors can view and enjoy more than two thousand antique toys that Mrs. Glidden collected and donated to the museum.
The tastefully displayed toy collection is considered one of the best in northern New England. Items date back to the 1850 nesting blocks telling the story of Who Killed Cock Robin? The museum boasts a wonderful doll collection with such favorites as Sunbonnet Babies, Shirley Temple and Raggedy Ann, a large collection of tin toys with many kitchen and laundry items, miniature appliances and furniture, Royal Bayreuth china, children’s books and prints, game boards, push and riding toys, trucks and steam trains, and a variety of other interesting and rare pieces. One museum room is furnished as an old-fashioned schoolroom.
Cultural History. Toys.
4 Pleasant St.
P.O. Box 175
Ashland, NH 03217
(This is the entrance, although the museum faces Main St.)
Hours of Operation:
1-4 P.M., Wednesdays through Saturdays
July and August.
Cost: 1.00 (listed in local currency)
Museum Size: Small
Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]
Food Court: Not Listed
Gift Shop: Not Listed
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