Middleborough Historical Museum

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The Middleborough Historical Museum is a museum located at 18 Jackson Street, Middleborough, Massachusetts, and maintained by the Middleborough Historical Association. It is sometimes known as the Tom Thumb Museum for its extensive holdings of personal items from General Tom Thumb and his wife Lavinia Warren, who lived in the nearby Tom Thumb House. The museum was founded in 1961, and currently comprises 7 buildings as follows:

Middleborough, Massachusetts Town in Massachusetts, United States

Middleborough is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 23,116 at the 2010 census.

General Tom Thumb Circus performer

Charles Sherwood Stratton, better known by his stage name "General Tom Thumb", was a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum.

Lavinia Warren American proportionate dwarf and the wife of General Tom Thumb

Mercy Lavinia Warren Stratton was an American proportionate dwarf, who was a circus performer and the wife of General Tom Thumb. She was known for her appearance in one silent film, The Lilliputians Courtship (1915).

Building Exterior Contents
Mill House #1, c. 1820
Mill House 1, c. 1820 - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC04097.jpg
Entry, General and Mrs. Tom Thumb Collection, Art Gallery, Furniture Room
Mill House #2, c. 1820
Mill House 2, c. 1820 - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC03965.jpg
P. H. Peirce General Store, Deborah Samson Military Room, Toy Room, Kitchen, other rooms depicting social life
Blacksmith Shop, recent construction
Blacksmith shop, recent construction - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC03954.jpg
Wheelwright, Agricultural Tools, Ice Harvesting, Charcoaling, Cranberry Industry
Judge Wood Law Office, 1794
Judge Wood Law Office, 1794 - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC03956.jpg
Early Law Office, Lawrence B. Romaine Memorial Library
Whistle House, c. 1800s
Whistle House, c. 1800s - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC03960.jpg
1854 Hand Tub Fire Engine, 1934 Maxim Motors Fire Engine
Carriage House, recent construction
Carriage House, recent construction - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC03962.jpg
Transportation Vehicles, Antique Signs
Sproat Tavern Necessary
Sproat Tavern Necessary (outhouse), c. 1700 - Middleborough Historical Museum - Middleborough, MA - DSC03951.jpg
Five Seat Outhouse

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