Children's Vintage Art MAterials

Petite Exhibit: Children's Vintage Art Materials

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 10:00am to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:00pm

Remember your first watercolor paint set and how the brilliant colors flowed effortlessly off the soft brush onto the white paper? 

Relive those fond childhood memories by visiting the National Historic Register Wilson Warner House to view this special little display of a recently acquired diminutive 19th century children’s paint box.  The paint set represents one aspect of a young girl’s early education that would have also included lessons in music and embroidery.  The paint box is surrounded by a small private collection of children’s art education materials including a few other paint boxes.  The drawing and painting books on display were created to guide American children in learning how to draw and paint and in the end, see the world around them.

The museum has created the display to inspire children to continue their drawing and painting skills that they may have acquired during this past year and to offer a picture into the methods and materials of the 19th century and beyond.  Check out this petite exhibit to discover how children’s art materials have advanced in design and reminisce how one’s own art education may have differed.  Imagine who owned the art materials and how accomplished they may have been with their art supplies whether it be for their leisure time or for their education.

This petite Children’s Vintage Art Materials exhibit is included with HOF admission.