can you imagine over 10,000 miniature works of art. Buttons! i have never seen so many incredible, lovely little treasures.
and who knew they had made so many Jenny Lind buttons.
Do you know who Jenny Lind was?
she was a Swedish Opera singer that PT Barnum brought over to America to sing in the 1850's
she was an incredible woman and worth researching.
she was born in 1820
and Blue ones too...................................
Mattatuck is an amazing museum. besides the buttons they have local furniture and a great exhibit of all the things that were made in Waterbury up until the 1960's which is more than you can imagine.
they have online their School Girl Samplers which is worth looking into. just go to mattatuckmuseum.org and go to Collections.
a sampler from Mattatuck love the trees.
Beth and Julie looking at the Stitched Samplers and the incredible Connecticut furniture in
and the church outside