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The Town of Iron Toys @ Central

The Town of Iron Toys @ Central

Mechanical banks were extremely popular in America between the Civil War and World War II. People of all ages enjoyed the spring-loaded action of these iron toys. The J. & E. Stevens Company of nearby Cromwell, CT was once the world’s leading manufacturer of these mechanical banks. Historian Richard Franklin Donohue will demonstrate several models and present a slideshow covering the history and work of this visionary company.

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Richard Franklin Donohue is a singer, private music instructor, and the Town Historian of his hometown of Cromwell, Connecticut.   His original research has formed the basis of museum exhibits, travelling lectures, and living history programs on topics ranging from 18th century privateers to  the women's suffrage movement.  He is the author of "Rosetown Review," a monthly history article published in the Cromwell Life newspaper. As a historical lecturer, he has presented programs throughout the state of Connecticut. 

Saturday, July 23, 2022
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zach Berger; 401-943-9080 x3; zach@cranstonlibrary.org
James T. Giles Community Room
Central Library
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