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April 30, 2020

You may wonder what the D.D. Collins House has in common with that wascally wabbit, Bugs Bunny.

 Click image to visit our carrot patch.

April 30th is the day we honor Bugs Bunny because it is when he first appeared on the big screen in the 1938 short film, "Porky's Hare...

April 12, 2020

To continue with a bit of old-time entertainment, accented with a dash of education, we present an excerpt from a book published in 1856, "A Grammar of Ornament." 

 Click the image for a PDF of the entire book excerpt.

The fascinating aspect of this book is tha...

March 22, 2020

We'll not call it a medicinal cure per se, but a contribution to add to a growing list of ways to while away the hours when "stuck" at home (good medicine for young and old alike).

Although we're closed for a short while,

we can still have fun as we sit out for a sp...

March 1, 2020

We will be reopening on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.  Be sure to stop in to see our new antique Federal style china cabinet, circa 1840.

 Antique Federal style china cabinet circa 1840.

 Antique vase.

Notice the delicate details of the antique vase, teacup, and sa...

February 18, 2020

You may recall our previous pictures and post from Tuesday, October 16, 2017 when Trisha Haislar, Sarah Wilkerson, Bill Iseminger, and Lavadna Hines planted the Johnny Appleseed Tree.  

Click the apple to read the original post and see the photos from October 2017.

Phot...

December 16, 2019

Thank you to Judy and Terry Falline for the “new” antique rope tightener (also known as a bed key) for the rope beds at the D.D. Collins House.  We will not only use the tightener, but the story of how it was used will be fun to share.  

If you missed our...

December 7, 2019

This is a photo of the doll that belonged to Lavadna's mother. We first thought this belonged to her when she was a child; but have since have learned just how precious it really is. This baby doll was actually her momma's comfort doll when she had Alzheimer's disease....

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