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Happy 90th Birthday: Babies of 1926
A small display to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Visit the Museum before 3rd July and you will have the chance to see a quirky display that features baby's clothing and other baby-related ephemera from 1926 - the year the Queen was born.
The display features two knitted baby's bonnets from the 1920s (pictured) along with a 'coatee' and a glass feeding bottle which was used to feed babies juice and medicines. The bottle comes with it's original box, teat and cleaning brush!
Alexia Clark, Collections Officer noted "how pleased the Museum is at being able to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday using objects that were being used locally in 1926."
The display also includes a doll that has a bisque head with hand-painted details such as the eyelashes and brows. The doll depicts the infant Princess Elizabeth and was manufactured in Germany. It was bought for young lady who lived in Stonehouse.
Alexia continued, "once again, we have been able to utilise the collections in store to tell another local story with a national connection. We'll let visitors decide whether the doll might have been a good likeness though!"
The bite-sized display is on in the Collectors' Room at the Museum until the 3rd July 2016.
Animation in Stroud
Did you know that Stroud was home to a famous animation studio? It is a story that was left untold, until now.
Tales of Nonsense...
To coincide with the ‘Tales of Nonsense' 2016 Cheltenham Illustration Awards exhibition at the Museum in the Park, a pop up Illustrators' Fair is set to be staged on Saturday 4th March.
Preliminary Design for Stratford Park Leisure Centre
One highlight from our recent acquisitions case is a 1971 booklet showing an artist's impression of the main hall.
Inspired Tales - Storytelling Workshop For Adults
Celebrate this year's National Storytelling Week and try the storyteller's craft for yourself in a Sunday workshop at Stroud's Museum in the Park on 5 February.
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