Mu­seum of In­dus­try of­fers trip to Tiny Tin­sel Town

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY - BY ADAM MACINNIS

The Mu­seum of In­dus­try is hop­ing to get peo­ple in Pic­tou County into the hol­i­day spirit by of­fer­ing a tour of Tiny Tin­sel Town, a dis­play that will be free for guests to view at the mu­seum in Stel­lar­ton from now un­til Dec. 21.

Fea­tur­ing more than 3,000 trees, more than 1,000 fig­ures and more than 200 houses, Tiny Tin­sel Town is made up of the pri­vate col­lec­tions of three ladies who of­fered to dis­play them at the mu­seum this hol­i­day sea­son.

Most of the pieces are Dept 56, and one of the ladies has been col­lect­ing the pieces for more than 40 years.

In the past, col­lec­tors have set up the vil­lage in other lo­ca­tions, but they have never had as much room to dis­play their vil­lage as they do at the Mu­seum of In­dus­try. This year they’ve been able to set up the dis­plays into sep­a­rate vil­lages in­clud­ing: Grinch, Dick­ens, North Pole and Christ­mas in the City. There are also three trains set up and as well as an eight-foot ski hill.

“Tiny Tin­sel Town is a fun and fes­tive dis­play that is de­signed to ap­peal to kids of all ages,” said mu­seum di­rec­tor De­bra McNabb. “Thanks to the vol­un­teers who pro­vided the hun­dreds of pieces, the hard work and cre­ativ­ity to in­stall this ex­pe­ri­ence for the joy of oth­ers.”

This week­end, in par­tic­u­lar, will be a good time for guests to visit the Mu­seum of In­dus­try from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as it hosts Hol­i­day at the Mu­seum, a sea­son­al­lyin­spired ac­tiv­ity day which will in­clude sto­ry­time with Santa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a chance to help dec­o­rate the Kids’ Train or make an or­na­ment for home as well as a pop-up shop fea­tur­ing the hand­i­work of lo­cal ar­ti­sans. Bubba and other St. John Am­bu­lance ther­apy dogs will also be pay­ing a spe­cial visit.

For more de­tails, call the Mu­seum of In­dus­try at 902-755-5425.

ADAM MACINNIS/THE NEWS

Visitors to the Mu­seum of In­dus­try have a chance to see Tiny Tin­sel Town, a dis­play that in­cludes more than 200 houses, 3,000 trees and 1,000 fig­ures. It will be on dis­play un­til Dec. 21.

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