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“Boxes, Buckets and Toys: the Craftsmen of Hingham”

september, 2017

"Boxes, Buckets and Toys: the Craftsmen of Hingham"Our inaugural exhibit at the Hingham Heritage Museum

Event Details

“Buckets, Boxes, and Toys,” our inaugural exhibit at the Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby, continues on display in the second floor ballroom.

In 1818, one out of every three men in Hingham was engaged in the woodenware industry.  Hingham craftsmen made buckets, tubs, pails, and wooden boxes which made their way throughout New England and beyond, earning the town the nickname, “Bucket Town.”  In the mid- to late 19th century, the Hingham craftsmen started turning out wooden toys, including elaborately detailed miniature furniture which, like the buckets and boxes, were distributed nationwide.  Our exhibit includes dozens of examples of Hingham woodenware from our collection, associated artifacts, documents, and images, as well as interactive displays.  For more information, call 781-749-7721

Time

Year Around Event (2017)

Location

Hingham Heritage Museum at Old Derby Academy

34 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043

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