I went to the opening of the Schoolhouse Museum's new exhibit last Saturday. It's called "Childhood During the 19th Century," and consists of many, many artifacts and items owned and used by the children of local families in the 1800s. The exhibit was very well put-together, as they always are. I loved seeing the old toys, clothes, photos, furniture, school supplies, books and games, and more. Kids will love to see the simple toys, especially.
I'm not sure how long the exhibit will be going on -- possibly July?
Read more about the exhibit and see some photos at Patch. com.
The Schoolhouse Museum, on the grounds of the Old Paramus Reformed Church, is truly a local treasure and we are lucky to have it here. If you've never been there, pop in the next time you are heading to/from Rte. 17 on Glen Ave. The museum is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
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