Middleborough Historical Museum

Middleborough Historical Museum

Middleborough Historical Museum
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专业博物馆 • 历史博物馆
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Afternoon delight with Tom Thumb, his wife Lavinia and the five-seater surprise
2017年7月
Middleborough的历史博物馆,也称为汤姆拇指博物馆,是一个令人愉快的地方度过一个下午。 在其他的事情,它具有最大的拇指汤姆收集纪念品在美国。 Tom的妻子在这里住了几辆从lavinia Middleborough和夏天的时候住了一个从纽约娱乐的季节。 他们的房子,是私人的,是今天仍然在使用。 P。 t Middleborough巴纳姆来山水华润大酒店招聘于外观(唱歌,跳舞和死记诗歌)在他的美国纽约的博物馆。 当另一个雇员的巴纳姆 - 查理straton(又名汤姆拇指),看到她,这就是一见钟情; 他们在纽约的1863年结婚。 Tom是36寸高的,和拉维尼亚34寸; 他们站在一个大钢琴上他们的接待处在接收其10, 000客人。 因为挑剔,他们开始在世界各地旅行(中国,日本,澳大利亚,印度,也门,埃及,意大利和英格兰)1869年6月至1872年6月在这期间他们给了1, 471表演。 他们的一个很棒的住所是维多利亚女皇; 山水华润大酒店是给了她一个茶服务上显示。 其他的私人物品在视图上包括: 手套; 鞋子; 照片; 广告; 山水华润大酒店的一个最美丽的裙子; 她的婚礼和订婚戒指; 等等。 Tom的死亡后在1883 lavinia想休息,但是除此之外巴纳姆t p说服她。 她遇到了一流的邓计数(37寸高的)他最初是从博洛尼亚,意大利,爱上了他在1885并结婚。 他们住在Middleborough当不是跟团,和在退休的路边开了一个,"非常喜欢的消遣,"下次到他们家卖汽水,食物和"打破"到过往的; 他们还与其风扇的摆姿势的照片。 有七建筑里去 - 其中,综合商店,法律铁匠铺的办公室和商店。 我打电话给一个五 - 座位的惊喜(3个座位后面的墙和左2)是岩石(称为"必要")的小酒馆位于Sproat从以前的小镇。 的"空气 - 空调系统的"所展示的是对我来说 - 两扇窗户打开和关闭。 本杰明富兰克林一停在这家酒馆的机会是他自己用过这些设施。 博物馆是由一组志愿者的热情,而且我强烈推荐它给那些喜欢去隐藏的宝石。 对于那些没有获得一辆汽车,你可以通过Middleborough通勤列车从南部车站,(从波士顿是$23号); 一旦你到了那里当地的出租车服务。 博物馆开放时间是星期三和星期六从七月到十月1 - 4下午; 在其他时间可以根据要求来安排。

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2019年10月 • 独自旅游
Among them, a piece of wood from a log cabin built by Abraham Lincoln; three cannonballs from the bombardment of Fort Sumter where the American Civil War began on April 12, 1861; and Union playing cards from the Civil War.

All of these objects are on view in a room named after Revolutionary War heroine, Deborah Sampson (1760-1827). Disguising herself as a man, she enlisted in the Continental Army using the alias Robert Shurtleff.

Avoiding detection for a year and a half, Deborah received an honorable discharge and eventually a military pension for her services. The Museum owns one item of hers - a receipt - but it is not on display.

Coincidentally, Deborah was employed as a weaver at Sproat’s Tavern before her military career. One small, but important, building remains from this tavern and is exhibited in the yard. More information about it can be found in my previous reviews.

The Museum reopens next year at the end of May. Check the website for days/times. The pleasant and helpful volunteers will make your visit enjoyable. Highly recommended.
撰写日期:2019年12月11日
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Linda_in_Quincy
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2018年9月 • 独自旅游
According to the staff, the Museum’s name has been changed to the Middleborough Historical Museum at Mill House Village to include the several buildings located on the property. They are: the Mill House (c.1820) where the General and Mrs. Tom Thumb collection is found in addition to the Peirce General Store; the Whistle House (c.1800s); the Wood Law Office (1794); the Sproat Tavern outhouse (c.1775) which I call the five-seater surprise because when you look inside – surprise! – there are five seats; and two buildings of recent fabrication – the Blacksmith Shop and the Carriage House.

This year I was allowed to take a photo of the cutout of Tom Thumb and Lavinia which shows their actual size, and a second one of the cutout next to P.T. Barnum’s chair. They were superstars in their day and traveled the world (please see my previous review dated Aug. 3, 2017, for more information).

Lavinia loved parties and held her last one on her 78th birthday – Oct. 31, 1919, to which she invited over 150 guests. She died three weeks later. After her passing Count Magri, her second husband, wanted to return to Italy, but was unable to raise the necessary funds although he auctioned many personal items. He passed away on Oct. 31, 1920, and was buried in Middleborough. Although his final wish was unfulfilled, he can rest in peace since his life, entwined in the history of this small Massachusetts town, will never be forgotten. Lavinia also hoped to be remembered and needn’t worry. Her life and the lives of her two husbands – General Tom Thumb and Count Primo Magri – are presently, and will continue to be, celebrated.

A special thanks to all the volunteers who are involved in keeping this Museum open. Because of their efforts, many unusual artifacts are on display and will be preserved for generations to come. Hours are 1-4pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays (other times by appointment) from June to October. It’s a fascinating place to visit; check the website before you go.
撰写日期:2018年9月5日
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Linda_in_Quincy
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2017年7月 • 独自旅游
The Middleborough Historical Museum, also known as the Tom Thumb Museum, is a delightful place to spend an afternoon. Among other things, it features the largest collection of Tom Thumb memorabilia in the United States. Tom's wife Lavinia hailed from Middleborough and the couple lived here during the summer hiatus from the New York entertainment season. Their house, privately owned, is still in use today.

P.T. Barnum came to Middleborough to recruit Lavinia for appearances (singing, dancing and reciting poetry) at his American Museum in NYC. When another of Barnum's employees - Charles Stratton (aka Tom Thumb), saw her, it was love at first sight; they were married in New York in 1863. Tom was 36 inches tall, and Lavinia 34 inches; they stood on a grand piano at their reception to receive their 10,000 guests. As superstars, they embarked on a world tour (China, Japan, Australia, India, Yemen, Egypt, Italy and England) from June 1869 to June 1872 during which they gave 1,471 performances. One of their great admirers was Queen Victoria; a tea service she gave to Lavinia is on display. Other personal items on view include: gloves; shoes; photographs; ads; one of Lavinia's beautiful dresses; her wedding and engagement rings; etc.

After Tom's death in 1883 Lavinia wanted to retire, but P.T. Barnum persuaded her otherwise. She met Count Primo Magri (37 inches tall) who was originally from Bologna, Italy, fell in love and married him in 1885. They lived in Middleborough when not on tour, and in their retirement opened a roadside stand, "Primo's Pastime," next to their home to sell soda, food and "notions" to passing motorists; they also posed for photos with their fans.

There are seven buildings to visit - among them, the general store, the law office and the blacksmith shop. The one I call the five-seater surprise (3 seats along the back wall and 2 to the left) is the outhouse (known as a "necessary") from Sproat's Tavern formerly located in the town. The "air-conditioning system" was demonstrated for me - two windows that open and close. Benjamin Franklin once stopped in at this tavern so chances are that he used these facilities himself.

The Museum is operated by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, and I highly recommend it to people who like to visit hidden gems. For those without access to a car, you can get to Middleborough by commuter rail from South Station, (RT from Boston is $23); once there local taxi service is available. The Museum is open June through October on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-4pm; visits at other times can be arranged upon request.
撰写日期:2017年8月3日
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