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When the Circus Comes to Town
January 8, 2020
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 18, 2020
The exhibit features a rare Humpty Dumpty Circus, created by the Schoenhut Company of Philadelphia, circa 1903. The original set consisted of a clown, a chair, and a ladder. However, the clown was fully jointed and this simple set could be posed in numerous ways, limited only by a child’s imagination.
Also on display are the hand-carved circus miniatures created by Ron Warren. Mr. Warren grew up in Jersey Shore and lived near the New York Central Railroad offices. One day when he was six years old, a Circus Train stopped there to get water for their animals and to exercise them. His Mother took him to see them and from then on he was hooked on the Circus!
Also number of carousel music boxes from the collection of the late Jay Hilsher, miniature carousel horses from the collection of Anne Persun, nationally-known clown Emmett Kelly figurines from the collection of the late Daune Pasco, circus posters from the collection of Ralph Lukens, and vintage tin toys from the collection of the late Paul Weber are on view.