Green River Star -

By David Martin

Christmas exhibit displayed


December 5, 2018

The Sweetwater County Historical Museum has a Christmas exhibit on display to celebrate the season.

Museum director Brie Blasi said the display was finished Friday afternoon and is comprised of a number of the toys within the museum's collection. Amongst those toys are tin soldiers, dolls, cars and a copy of the Rock Springs Monopoly game. The scene is a vignette of how a living room might have been decorated for Christmas morning.

Blasi said the display is based on the theme of "Naughty and Nice" and features a lump of coal and Santa's "Naughty List" of bad children. Blasi said the museum typically receives more visitors, many of whom seek out special displays of the museum's toy collection.

"We wanted to do something that shows our toys and helps people get into a festive mood," Blasi said.

The museum also plans to have a special gift ready for residents in the next week or two through collections of the Green River Historic Preservation Commission's "Echoes from the Bluffs." Blasi said the museum is reprinting the first two volumes and expanding the collection with two additional volumes and will be available in the museum's gift shop.

"Echoes from the Bluffs" were a series of columns written by members of the preservation commission about the history of Sweetwater County and Green River. The columns were published in the Green River Star and later collected and printed in book form by the museum.

Blasi said the first volume has been out of print for a number of years. The covers have been redesigned to look more uniform and match other volumes in the set. Blasi said the museum is planning to publish additional books in 2019.


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