NEW CITY, N.Y. -- The Historical Society of Rockland County (HSRC) in New City celebrates Raggedy Ann in "Lasting Legacies 1915: The 40th Annual Holiday Exhibition."
It runs from Dec. 9-Jan. 17. It will be on Wednesdays-Fridays and Sundays, from noon-4 p.m., and feature a celebration of Raggedy Ann's 100th anniversary, along with "A 1915 Congers Christmas" showing turn-of-the-twentieth-century toys and holiday decor, courtesy of guest curators Nancy Forsberg and Richard Anderson of Congers.
Part I — "Happy 100th Birthday, Raggedy Ann!" — celebrates Raggedy Ann, who came to life as a doll in 1915. The exhibit will display dolls from the HSRC collection and on loan from private individuals; copies of the books that launched Raggedy Ann and her brother, Raggedy Andy (1920); artwork, including the original Diane Oozounian painting; and a station to make a Raggedy Ann or Andy craft.
Part II — "A 1915 Congers Christmas" — guest curators Nancy Forsberg and Richard Anderson re-create a parlor setting decorated for the holidays circa 1915 to showcase original one-hundred-year-old toys found by Forsberg in the attic of her grandparents’ home.
The Historical Society is open during exhibitions, events and programs, on Wednesdays–Fridays, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sundays, from noon–4 p.m.
The Historical Society of Rockland County is at 20 Zukor Road, New City. Call 845-634-9629 or click here .
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