Roberson Museum

I visited the most wonderful place this weekend!  A special thanks for my wonderful friend for sharing the place with me.

We went to visit the Roberson Museum and Science Center last Sunday, specifically to see their Home for the Holidays display.  This former home to the Roberson family was completed in 1907 and includes a billiard room, third floor ballroom, and a private bath for each bedroom.  Converted to an educational center in 1954, additions created in 1966 and 1984 now house a planetarium and a science center respectively.

But ’tis the season and we were there to see the amazing Christmas displays.  The museum is decorated so wonderfully I’m afraid my pictures won’t do it justice.  Many of the decorations are created and funded by local agencies.  Upon entering there is a magnificent model train display, modeled after the Binghamton/Susquehanna area – I could have spent the entire day just in here!

Each room was decorated with a different theme – this was (presumably) a child’s room

The dining room was actually a little twisted – it was decorated with a lot of taxidermy!!  Kind of like walking around a hunting store (Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop and the like) with Christmas decorations mixed in.  It was truly phenomenal what they did – but a little odd too!!  They had a whole family of deer sitting down to dinner – but the deer had human hands!!

Finally they had this room in the sunniest corner of the house.  Most of the displays you could actually wander around and through or at least near, but this display was roped off at the doorway.  Still gorgeous!!This display continues until Jan 1 if you are in the area and want to visit.  I have many more shots from the Roberson, but I’m saving some for Karma’s holiday themed photo hunt!

Have fun!!


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