By Holly Juurlink
The St. Marys museum currently has on display the “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” exhibit to showcase changing trends in children and infant clothing from 1800-1950.
All artifacts on display are donations from people from around this area.
The exhibit is described as “fun and nostalgic”, compared to some of the more serious exhibits on display. It is interesting for some to be able to see clothing from their childhood on display.
Clothing on display range from head pieces such as hats and bonnets, shoulders such as dresses, bibs and shirts, knees such as pants and toes which are shoes. There are interesting historical facts behind children’s clothing throughout the ages accompanying the displayed pieces.
When asked about her favorite part about the exhibit, Amy Cubberley, Curator and Archivist at the museum stated, “The ‘Wall of Shame’ was definitely my favorite part. Putting it together was a lot of fun. Current and former staff as well as volunteers submitted photos of themselves from their childhood to be displayed.”
When the “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” Exhibit is done in mid-June, the next exhibit up will be on Firefighters. The Firefighters exhibit can be viewed starting July 1st.
To contact or visit the museum, the address is 177 Church Street South, and they can be reached at (519) 284-3556.