Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hidden Treasures

Here in the Northeast, our snowy winters are the perfect time to explore the little-visited museums of our area. Recently we drove to Madison NJ, home of the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts. What a gem! This lovely building was originally built as a library, and has vaulted ceilings, elaborate fireplaces, carved stone and wood detailing and a working Seth Thomas clock in the tower.

But the best part of the building is are the literary quotations that are in the stained glass windows, painted on the walls and carved into the fireplace mantles.

Isn't it wonderful when something like a little museum can lift you up on a winter day?

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