A collection of collections at museum Saturday


VINTAGE SODA CANS will be just one of the many eclectic and interesting collections on display Saturday when the Sheboygan County Historical Society Museum Third Saturdays program presents “Collectors and their Collections.” — Submitted photo VINTAGE SODA CANS will be just one of the many eclectic and interesting collections on display Saturday when the Sheboygan County Historical Society Museum Third Saturdays program presents “Collectors and their Collections.” — Submitted photo Collectors and their Collections will be the “Third Saturday” program Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Ave., Sheboygan.

Collecting is an activity that just about anyone can do. One simply needs to find a subject that has personal meaning and then set aside the time, and sometimes money, to find the items needed.

From the popular collectables like baseball cards to the unique item, almost anything can be collected. To collect, one needs to know the details.

A collection is valued on the rare items that are a part of it. The slightest flaw can make an item important. The coloration of an action figure’s head to a misspelled word, the smallest detail is what matters. It makes the item rare which makes it hard to find.

The collector must be active in the pursuit, but yet patient. One needs to know the right places to search. Even with this information, it could still take years to find that right piece. The search is a large reason some people decide to collect and finding the item being searched for brings a feeling of accomplishment that cannot be beat. There is a sense of pride in showing a collection.

Collectors, and especially museums, understand this. Joining us on this day will be Ken Bailey and friends sharing railroad collectables, both real and model. We will also have William Rigsby sharing his collection of belt buckles and Karen Habeck showing her vast collection of kaleidoscopes and taleidoscopes.

Coins and stamps are two of the most collected items. Joining us to share collections of coins will be representatives of the Sheboygan Coin Club as well as Jan Brock sharing proper care techniques for stamp collections. She will also have stamps on display representing the Sheboygan Stamp Club.

Father and son team Dennis and Brian Leffin will be showing two unique collections. Dennis will be showing his collection of hotel room door hangers and Brian will be showing a part of his exceptional soda can collection.

Rounding out the day’s special presenters will be Sherry Becker sharing many items from her 1970s – 1980s rock n’ roll collection.

“Third Saturdays” start at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Guests are welcome any time throughout the day. Lunch is available. The admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and active military and adjusted prices for children. Members and their guests are free.


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