Museum Studies Class Hosts Special Bishop House Event

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

The historic Bishop House Museum proudly presents the exhibit: “From Tiddlywinks to Tinkertoys: 100 Years of Toys,” an exhibit showcasing toys from the early 1900s to present day curated by the Casper College Museum Studies class. On Thursday, November 19, 2015 a reception will be held for this exhibition from 3-7 p.m. at the Bishop House, located at 818 East 2nd Street.

In a rare event, the attic of the Bishop House will be open to the public showcasing artifacts selected for this exhibition. The attic is where the Bishop children would play with their toys, but has never been open to the public before. Museum studies students chose the artifacts from the attic for display. The instructor of the class, Valerie Innella Maiers says,” This group of students had collective and individual tasks to develop skills in using research and reference materials as well as synthesizing, organizing, and presenting material for the exhibit. The students are proud to present it all to the public.”

During the reception, tours of the exhibit will be offered. Come to the reception and release your inner child! Admission is free for all ages. The exhibition will be displayed within the Bishop House from November 19 to January 19, 2016 with limited hours; please contact the Bishop House for regular admission pricing and additional viewing opportunities.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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