Christmas in July at the Sparwood Museum. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Christmas in July at the Sparwood Museum. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Christmas in July at the Sparwood Museum

The annual display showcases donated 1950’s-era decorations and toys

It was Christmas in July at the Sparwood Museum, with a modest annual display of authentic 1950’s-era Christmas decorations and children’s toys on display.

“These things are in mint condition,” said museum manager, Kim Pryhitko, who also shared some fun facts about some of the pieces on display, such as a fully-functional (and very heavy) Singer sewing machine toy, which was one of the most popular children’s toys in the 1950’s. “It was marketed so that every little girl could have a Singer like her mother,” said Pryhitko.

Other items include metal kitchen sets, dolls, cards and more, along with era-specific Christmas decorations. All pieces were donated to the museum by members of the Sparwood and Michel-Natal community, with pictures of families in the 1950’s enjoying Christmas on display as well.

The ‘Christmas in July’ exhibit will be on display at the Sparwood museum until Wednesday (August 3), and goes up every year.

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