'Playtimes Past' exhibit opens at Easton's Sigal Museum on Friday.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Tom Coombe
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Long before the Furby, centuries before kids pitted Batman and Bane action figures against each other, there was Punch and Judy. The violent/comic puppet show dates back to the 1500s and is still performed today. You can see a set of these puppets starting Friday at the Sigal Museum as it begins its "Playtimes Past" exhibit. "Taken from the collections of the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, this exhibit offers adults and children a rare opportunity to experience childhood toys, games and activities from Victorian times to the early 1900s," the museum said in a news release. The exhibit features vintage dolls, old sleds and skates, games such as jacks and dominoes, and the Punch & Judy puppets, complete with a theater…
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