Fairy House Exhibit
Fairies have been a part of folklore for thousands of years, but constructing fairy houses, which in recent years has become something of a phenomenon, dates back just about a 100 years, when people began making them in coastal Maine to attract fairies that were thought to protect livestock and children in the harsh winters. Most fairy houses are small structures made from natural materials such as rocks, twigs, moss, acorns, shells and bark.
The museum is located at 212 Union Street, at the corner of Valentine Street, Bennington, and is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $2 for children three and older, $4 for adults, and $10 for families. For more information, visit dollhouseandtoymuseumofvermont.com or call 802-681-3767.
June 12, 2015