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Pack Rats at Heart: The Joys of Collecting

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With over 60 years of adventures collecting artifacts, Gary and Carol Ann Hixon will present Pack Rats at Heart: The Joys of Collecting from 1-2:30 pm Saturday, May 4, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The Hixons’ collections include masks, Chinese mud men, nativity scenes, angels, purses, dolls, kimonos, chairs, decorative boxes, roosters, shoes, and trinkets from gumball machines. Additions to their collections have come from the many countries they have visited, including England, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Denmark, Austria, France, Italy, Turkey, India, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Admission to the presentation is $5 per person, and reservations are requested at Refreshments will be served, and registrants will enjoy free admission to the Museum’s four galleries. In the Museum’s Main Gallery, Collections: Unexpected Treasures showcases a variety of unusual collections, including fossils, combs, rocks, thimbles, Cooper’s tools, scrap metal transformed into artwork, stone axes, masks, barbed wire, music boxes, and African baskets. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit or call 970-221-4600.

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