Collection Spotlight #9: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

This brown stuffed bear mounted on a metal base with metal wheels is likely an early Steiff stuffed animal. He is stuffed with wood chips and wears a brown leather collar. Despite the loss of his eyes, he’s still a handsome creature. This particular model was produced as early as 1892. Metal wheels were usedContinue reading “Collection Spotlight #9: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”

Kites!

Kites are flying high in the museum’s new summer exhibit in the lower gallery.  Find out how kites helped to win World War II, advanced science, changed sports, shaped cultures around the world, and more! If you’re feeling inspired after all that, you can even make your own kite to fly. This exhibit is freeContinue reading “Kites!”