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1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Montville, CT 06370


Nature's Art Village & The Dinosaur Place: 860-443-4367
The PAST & The Gateway Museum:860-437-3615


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Throwback Thursday: Bates Automatic Numbering Machine

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us to the year 1891 with this Bates Automatic Numbering Machine. This self-inking machine was used by medical professionals, courts and businesses for identification, copyrights and dates during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Please click on a photo to view it larger, and visit The Past Antiques Marketplace on Route 85 in Montville, CT for more antiques & collectibles!

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Trivia Tuesday 6-30-15June 30, 2015

Can you help Monty find the answer to today’s Trivia Tuesday dinosaur question?

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The horn above the nose of the Ceratosaurus was originally believed to be a weapon for attacking prey and defense against predators. Today, most scientists believe the horn was actually too weak to be an effective weapon, but instead was used to intimidate rivals and attract mates. Some scientist believe the horn of the Ceratosaurus was brightly colored to further attract mates, like the feathers of a male peacock. The Dinosaur Place has a Ceratosaurus among its more than 40 life-sized dinosaur in the Outdoor Adventure Park! Come by and visit on Route 85 in Montville and shake hands with this fascinating carnivore!  Click here for more on The Dinosaur Place and check back next week for another Trivia Tuesday question!

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Booth of the WeekJune 29, 2015

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Booth 146 at The PAST Antiques Marketplace

Booth 146 at The PAST Antiques Marketplace is this week’s booth of the week! Featuring an antique Flaccus Glass Company 19th century mustard dish, a collection of miniature lighthouses, and two model fire trucks from the mid 20th century, with certificates of authenticity; this booth is perfect for the collector. The home decorator will also find treasures within booth 146 including a beautiful large floral double globe lamp, framed artwork, vintage furniture and more! Click on the photos below to view them larger and be sure to visit The PAST Antiques Marketplace in Montville, CT for more amazing antiques and collectibles!
LanternsLighthouse 2ChairsLighthouseCopper BootsLighthouse 3Framed AbeZenith Record Player TableFire Truck 2Mustard DishFiretruck 1Double Globe Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Friday 6-19-15June 19, 2015

Flume Falls (Click Photo to View Larger)

Flume Falls by Charles H. Sawyer

This week Famous Friday takes us to Concord New Hampshire. Charles Henry Sawyer (1868-1954) was a famous painter of photographic landscapes for the tourist trade during the turn of the 20th century. Much like postcards, travelers would buy the small prints as a memoir of their trip. Mr. Sawyer started his career working for Wallace Nutting, where he perfected his craft and later became a direct competitor of Nutting. Most of Sawyers scenes are from New Hampshire. Sawyer was not only a talented artist, but a Businessman, Manufacturer and politician as well. He served as the 41st governor of New Hampshire and for a time in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The Sawyer Picture Co. Of Concord New Hampshire operated from 1903 until the early 1970’s surviving nearly two decades after its founder’s death.

The painting above is available at The Past Antiques Marketplace and is Charles Henry Sawyer’s Print #13 titled “Flume Falls”, a wonderful piece of preserved history. Visit The PAST Antiques Marketplace on Route 85 in Montville, CT for more information and to see this painting up close.

Jurassic Fun at The Dinosaur Place with FOX CT Daytrippers!


Watch this awesome segment by FOX CT Daytripper Sarah Cody as she checks out the New Vortex SuperWave at The Dinosaur Place in Montville, CT! To read the full piece visit Fox CT Daytrippers Page by Clicking Here!

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1904 Coffee Percolator

Throwback Thursday brings us back to 1904 with this beautiful ornate Art Deco style Coffee Percolator with pot stand burner. Made & patented in 1904 by the Manning Bowman Company of Cromwell, Connecticut this antique is really something special. The Manning Bowman Company, founded in 1849, specialized in coffee & tea pots, cutlery and more.  Click on the photos below to view them larger and learn more about this Throwback Thursday at The PAST Antiques Marketplace on Route 85 in Montville, CT.

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Trivia Tuesday 6-9-15June 09, 2015

Can you help Monty find the answer to today’s Trivia Tuesday dinosaur question?

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Pachycephalosaurus was a medium-sized dinosaur up to 15 feet long that lived during the late Cretaceous period. Its most unusual feature is an incredibly thick skull surrounded by bony spikes. Pachycephalosaurus actually means “thick-headed lizard”. The head of a pachycephalosaurus was more than 2ft long with a dome made of solid bone. It is commonly believed this dinosaur used its skull for headbutting. Originally, it was believed these dinosaurs headbutted each other to prove dominance or impress mates; but contradicting evidence has shown their vertebrae were too weak to support head to head contact. Now, it is more commonly believed headbutting was a defense mechanism or a way to attack smaller animals, and was not done head to head. The Dinosaur Place is proud to have a Stygimoloch among its more than 40 Life-Sized Dinosaurs on display. Stygimoloch is a genus of the Pachycephalosaurus family. Click here for more on The Dinosaur Place and check back next week for another Trivia Tuesday question!

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CT Open House Day – Gateway Museum

Explore a Village of Progress at The Gateway Museum for only $5 on June 13, 2015!*


In celebration of Connecticut Open House Day, The Gateway Museum at Nature’s Art Village will be only $5 for a guided tour with a valid CT State ID!* Children under 5 years old are always FREE! Take a trip through the last 200 years of American progress and innovation to see how printing presses and steam engines evolved into the technology we use today. With exhibits featuring a general store, a steam-powered boat, an indoor farm and much more, you are sure to feel a sense of wonder and nostalgia! Click Here to learn more about The Gateway Museum.

Click Here for The Dinosaur Place’s CT Open House Day Offer!

*A Valid CT ID is required to receive this offer.

Can you help Monty find the answer to this week’s Trivia Tuesday Dinosaur question?

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Euoplocephalus, of the dinosaur classification Ankylosaurids, is best known for its well-armored head. In fact the meaning of Euoplocephalus is “completely well-armored head”! This dinosaur was so well protected, even its eyelids featured a movable slab of bone for protection; the only known ankylosaur with this feature! The Dinosaur Place is proud to have an Euoplocephalus among its more than 40 other life-sized dinosaurs in the Outdoor Adventure Park at Nature’s Art Village. Click here for more on The Dinosaur Place and check back next week for another Trivia Tuesday question!

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