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Toronto museum activities set

July 12, 2013
By MARK J. MILLER - Staff writer (mmiller@heraldstaronline.com) , The Herald-Star

TORONTO - The Main Street Museum, 210 Main St., administered by the Historical Society of Toronto, has several activities planned for the summer.

City resident Terry Jones will present his collection of post cards from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, according to Carolyn Walker, society president.

"Terry has been collecting post cards for many years," said Walker. "He is very knowledgeable about them and has them organized and displayed in albums."

Walker also said through the years Toronto had several active Scouting troops, including Cub, Boy and Brownies and Girl Scouts.

"Those that were were a Cub or Boy Scout or a Brownie or Girl Scout, please come in and tell us all about your Scouting days," Walker said, adding topics could be on everything from the meaning of merit badges and how they are earned, information on local Scout leaders, Scouting activities participated in and even bringing an old uniform or merit badges to the museum.

"We also welcome pictures of (local citizens) in their (Scouting) uniforms," said Walker. "We would love to see them all."

Scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 pm. Aug. 11 at the museum will be local resident Ron Sciance, an avid collector of historical paper items, Walker continued.

"(Those with) old posters, sheet music, letterheads from old businesses, letters from celebrities, statements or anything on paper that's historical in nature are invited to bring them to Ron to evaluate," she said.

The museum also will be hosting an exhibition on dolls owned by local residents, said Walker.

"Every little girl had a favorite doll," she said. "In honor of those beloved toys, the museum is proud to present a very special exhibit, on loan from several area collectors. (Visitors can) see a wide variety of dolls on display from Aug. 18 through Labor Day. Art and Nancy Monigold will be there to share their knowledge about dolls."

Walker also invited locals to bring in dolls and tell their stories as well.

The Main Street Museum is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day. For information, call (740) 537-2157.

(Miller can be contacted at mmiller@heraldstaronline.com.)

 
 

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