Friday, February 17, 2012

That's Entertainment! exhibit

Restored Laff in the Dark cart from Meyers Lake!

We had a FANTASTIC exhibit opening for That's Entertainment on Friday February 10! It was a record crowd for us, with many new faces!

The exhibit explores what we did for fun over the past 200 years, including restaurants, shopping, hotels, sports, the 1955 Sesquicentennial, Meyers Lake, Mother Gooseland, theaters, opera houses, the circus, and more!

Dresses, coats, hats and purses from Stern & Mann, O’Neils, and Polsky’s are on display. Visitors can view Frank Lahm’s flight journal documenting the first balloon ascension of the Aero Club of Ohio, and sterling silver pieces from the Onesto and St. Francis hotels. Local artist Su Nimon’s prints of Canton’s “hot spots” are also be featured.

Perhaps the biggest draw is the restored Laff in the Dark cart from Meyers Lake, on loan to us from Dave Thomas.

Come in and see the exhibit -- you'll LOVE IT!

Here are some highlights (which can never compare to seeing the REAL THING!):

Bells / bottle openers from Bender's

Shoes purchased at Stern & Mann

Su Nimon's print "The Palace at Night"

American Legion baseball uniform

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