Locofocos, Lucifers and Phillumeny: A Celebration of the Match
(May through December, 2011)
This exhibition’s title sprang from the rich history of the match–Locofocos and Lucifers were two common names for the match in the 19th century, and Phillumeny is a word for the hobby of collecting match related items. This exhibition offered unique views of the match and featured objects made from matches, including a matchstick violin and banjo, miniature matchbox theaters, and an outdoor, life-sized matchstick bestiary. A lively visual history recounted the fascinating invention of the match, and unique matchbook collections from the Baker Hill Estate, the McCaw-Cook Archives, and local Glover Phillumenists were also on display, along side many other match-related ephemera and oddities.
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“Locofocos, Lucifers and Phillumeny: A Celebration of the Match,” is partially supported by grants from the Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.