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Tehachapi Museum and Errea House featuring Vintage Valentine cards, Pez dispensers and displays of pottery

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi - 5-8 p.m., February 1, 2019

 

January 19, 2019

Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

Tehachapi Museum has a continuing display of the pottery of Mata Ortiz, as well as a display of Pez dispensers by collector Harold Cox (pictured).

Join us on Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. for First Friday at the Tehachapi Museum and start your Valentine celebration early. Vintage Valentine cards will be featured, along with candy boxes, tins and special Valentine-themed appetizers will be served.

Continuing exhibits include a display of the pottery of Mata Ortiz, a region of NW Chihuahua, Mexico featuring a portion of the collection of sisters Mary Cunningham of Tehachapi and Gianna Ranuzzi of Berkeley. Many of the items were purchased in Mata Ortiz directly from the artists.

A separate exhibit features Pez dispensers on loan from local collector Harold Cox. The collection includes a few regular production dispensers, as well as many specially produced items for the collector community. Some are based on cartoon characters, action figures and some in boxed sets. There are several oversized dispensers ranging to a foot tall.

The pottery of Bear Valley resident Jim Yurk, who passed away several years ago, is also on display and the items can be purchased at a reduced price.

The Tehachapi Museum is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to

4 p.m. The Museum is at 310 South Green St. and the Errea House Museum is across the street at 311 South Green St.

For more information, call the museum at (661) 822-8152.

 
 

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