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Sharon in 40 Objects

Sharon in 40 Objects was first conceived as Sharon in 25 Objects in 2016 when the Connecticut State Library was doing a similar exhibit for the State.

Our Volunteers looked for objects in the SHS collection that had stories behind them: an artillery shell from the Civil War, a soapstone bed warmer from days long before central heating and electric blankets, a diary that listed an astonishing amount of work accomplished by a woman in poor health.

Our aim was to intrigue visitors about what happened in Sharon in large houses and small cottages, work done by inventive entrepreneurs or hat makers, celebrations at buildings which no longer stand.

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