by Sara Reres, Museum Director
The Sea Cliff Village Museum presents a new exhibit that honors collectors and their collections. Every corner of the museum is packed with treasures in Uncommon Collections . The new exhibit is overflowing with beautiful, odd, offbeat and thought provoking artifacts.
View an astounding original Ship’s Passport collection that includes the original signatures of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson and others.
Watercolor miniatures by Richard W. Ochs, a renowned painter, brought to the museum by one of our trustees, are on display. Beautiful, gilded “cigar box” art is a rare glimpse into a treasured art form of the past.
Inspired by South Pacific Islander’s staffs known as “Fous”, artist Katie Seiden has brought a collection of “found objects” to life. Take a second look at these objects that will cause you to discover the beauty of the things we throw away every day in our society.
The museum’s beautiful collection of vintage fans, hair combs, and hundred year old greeting cards are amazingly pristine for their age. Sad irons, old apple corers and bejeweled ladies’ hatpins top off the museum’s own additions to this collector’s paradise.
Sea Cliff residents have brought their Bakelite bags, gorgeous hammered aluminum household items and PEZ dispenser collections. We have a large collection of unique rug beaters and a group of very old bottles dug up from a Sea Cliff backyard in pristine condition.
Another Sea Cliff Museum mystery was created when an unknown donor came upon a large group of printer’s blocks used to print original photos of Sea Cliff events, buildings and people. Somehow these blocks found their way to the museum and their origins remain a mystery. Many of the blocks depict photos in the museum’s collections along with logos and maps of the village.
Take a look at the museum’s collection of bibles. The oldest, dated 1807 is just one of the many bibles that approach or surpass the 200 year old mark.
Join us at 7pm on Friday night on October 14 for our opening party. Immerse yourself in the collections of others and perhaps aspire to become a collector! Please call 516-671-0090 for further information.
Photos by Alan Klein
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