Pauline E. Glidden Toy Museum
49 Main Street (Routes 3 and 25)
Ashland, NH 03217
July-August, Thursday & Friday (please call to confirm)
The Pauline E. Glidden Toy Museum is located in one of Ashland's earliest residences, a circa 1810 cape. Visitors can view and enjoy more than two thousand antique toys that Mrs. Glidden collected and donated to the museum.
This tastefully displayed toy collection is considered one of the best in northern New England. Items date back to the 1850 nesting blocks containing the story of Who Killed Cock Robin? and include a wonderful doll collection with such favorites as Sunbonnet Babies, Shirley Temple and Raggedy Ann, a large collection of tin toys with many kitchen and laundry items, miniature appliances and furniture, a rare penny toy collection, Royal Bayreuth china, children's books and prints, game boards, push and riding toys, trucks and steam trains and a variety of other interesting and rare pieces. One room is furnished as an old-fashioned school room.
- Lighted Furnished Dollhouse
- Litho Tin and Iron Toys
- Penny Toys
- Over 2,000 items displayed in five rooms!