Poplar Hill Mansion has decided to turn the space in our second floor hallway into a temporary exhibit space. Every year, we will feature a new exhibit pertaining to the history of PHM, the City of Salisbury, or the Federal Period in general. Starting soon and running through the end of next year, we will feature Childhood in the Early 1800s. The first family of PHM had four daughters all raised here at the Mansion. What was their life like? What did they do for fun? What kind of things did they play at? How was it different for boys and girls? This exhibit will showcase artifacts recently donated to PHM from Margaret Reed. Mrs. Reed is 100 years young and was an antiques dealer most of her life. She personally collected miniatures. Her collection features children’s tea sets, Early American Pressed Glass (EAPG) items, tin coffee pots, flatware with bone handles, a bedwarmer, and various other items, including the child size hutch pictured. The exhibit will also include items from PHM’s existing collection of children’s items and some new acquisitions such as a doll’s bed and child’s trunk (see featured artifact), as well as a couple new pieces of artwork depicting children in the early 1800s. We are very excited about this new exhibit and look forward to sharing information and having everyone come in and see all the new to us collection of artifacts.