2:00 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2023
Good Library Gallery

Exhibit Opening: A Cabinet of Curiosities 3

The public is invited to a reception for the new exhibit, "A Cabinet of Curiosities 3: Quilts, Clocks, Ceramics, Fraktur..." on Sunday, March 12, 2-4 p.m. in the Good Library Gallery at Goshen College. The exhibit offers a colorful variety of Mennonite and Amish items recently contributed to the Mennonite Historical Library's museum collection.

At 2:30 p.m., Arlin Claassen, a horologist, will comment on the Kroeger "wag-on-the-wall" clock, which was brought to North America in the 1870s by Mennonite immigrants from Ukraine in the 1870s. (The exhibit also includes a tall case clock from the Belleville, PA community.)

"Cabinet of curiosities" was the original name in English for a museum. It was a room ("cabinet") in a home that contained the family's miscellaneous collection of interesting items, including fossils, botanical and zoological specimens, antiquities, mementos, folk and fine art.

The exhibit is free and open to the public when the Good Library on campus is open. The Mennonite-Amish Museum Committee of the Mennonite Historical Library is sponsor of the exhibit.

Contact: Joe Springer, phone 7421, email mhl@goshen.edu

See also: Good Library Gallery