exhibitions

Designed to entertain as well as educate, changing exhibitions in the 2,000 square foot gallery space in the History Center feature diverse topics that speak to the area's multi-faceted history and interests.

Upcoming Exhibition

Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins

Explore the World of Carousel Animals & Childhood Toys that Rock, Bounce, & Roll

this "touchable'" Exhibition opens on may 5, 2019

American, Wonder Horse, spring rocking horse, circa 1940
American, Wonder Horse, spring rocking horse, circa 1940

This spring, PMH once again partners with local collector and conservator Lourinda Bray and invites visitors to bask in the joyful ambiance of quintessential childhood amusements in this uniquely “touchable” exhibition. The PMH galleries will be filled with a dizzying array of more than thirty-five smaller scaled carousel horses and exotic creatures that visitors of all ages will be able to see – and touch. An enchanting photo booth will feature a double-seat Polar Bear from an English carousel by J.R. Anderson, circa 1920, that children and adults can climb on for a special keepsake photo. A selection of ride-on horses/animals that rock, bounce, and/or roll, along with a wide variety of animals and carousel themed toys, will also be on view.