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New exhibits at the Tehachapi Museum


February 29, 2020

In spite of an early spring this year, a new exhibit in the Textile Gallery features warm winter clothing for children and adults, featuring fur items from the museum’s collection. One exhibit features two children’s jackets in rabbit fur with tiny mittens and a hat with a tiny mouse. The children’s coats are accompanied by a mother’s dress in black with rabbit fur along the collar. A mink jacket with an evening dress, an ermine cape, and a Persian lamb collar with matching muff completes the elegant scene from the 1920s and 30s.

Also on exhibit is a small selection of clocks from local clock collector Lynn Mazie. It features many of the smaller clocks from her collection. She began collecting in the early 1970’s when she saw a mantle clock that reminded her of the clock in her childhood home. That clock that started it all is included in the exhibit.

Clock collecting became a hobby, browsing antique shops and fairs while traveling the central coast with friends. For her, there was rarely any reason for a purchase other than she liked it.

To date, there are over 100 clocks on display in her home of all different types: mantle, wall, kitchen, bedroom, glass, miniature, and novelty clocks. Almost all have a story or remind her of sometime, someplace, or someone.

Permanent exhibits in the Tehachapi Museum show the history of the area and there is a gallery devoted to our local Native American tribe, the Kawaiisu. The Milano Gallery features a collection of baskets made by members of the Williams family and archaeology of the area.

Appetizers accompanied by champagne and wine will be served. The Tehachapi Museum and Errea House Museum are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Museum is at 310 S. Green St. and the Errea House Museum is across the street at 311 S. Green St.

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


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