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Rye Town Museum New Exhibits May 2014


The Rye Town Museum will open for the season on Saturday May 3rd from 10-1 and every Saturday through October.
The museum is also open on most Wednesdays 2-4.
The historical society has mounted a new and in depth exhibit on Rye history which depicts our town’s past
as it has never been seen before.
Entitled: Digging Into Our Past: “A New and Exciting Journey Into Rye History”
the exhibit is in four parts, each one in more depth.
Part I uses part of the museum to depict a linear history of the town in images, artifacts and words.
Part II uses the rest of the museum to tell thematic stories such as agriculture, religion, tourism, maritime, military.
    Additional themes will be added in May such as land conservation, town political history, climate change, Rye in the 1970’s, etc.
Part III is contained in a dozen three ring binders entitled: “An Illustrated history of Rye” which contain many of the photos which
     could not be put on the wall.
Part IV is a 100 page time line of Rye history based on some of the major sources. This document was created
     as a guide in writing the new history of Rye, an on going project of RHS.
Visitors are invited to watch films relating to Rye history and respond to what they see and experience  in the exhibit through comments,
suggestions, stories, information and photos of their own, etc.
As visitors leave they will see a series of questions to ponder as to how an understanding of our past can help us better understand current issues
and plan for the future to help keep Rye the special community that it is.