Way Back Wednesdays

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Group visiting the rock garden August 1938

It’s time again for our Way Back Wednesday photos showing how the museum and park used to look.  I feel very privileged that I am able to wade through these photos and get a glimpse into the museum’s past, which in some cases has been very interesting.  So enjoy!

This first photo shows a group in the park visiting our rock garden (that seems to be suspiciously void of many rocks) in August of 1938.  To the right of the group is our statue Shouting Boy that was carved by Harriet Randolph Hyatt Mayor, sister of Anna Hyatt Huntington (the museum’s founder’s wife).  For awhile the statue was out on Kettle Pond, but it had to be taken down after numerous attacks by vandals.  Currently a reproduction of the statue can be seen in our courtyard.   Read more