- Historic Sites
Thornton W. Burgess Museum
The Thornton Burgess Museum is located in the Deacon Eldred house on historic Shawme Pond. Visitors can browse a variety of books, toys, games, and household goods that feature some of Burgess’ most famous characters including Peter Rabbit, Reddy Fox, and Jimmy Skunk. Currently on display is a red work quilt made by a 10 year old girl with Ruby Short McKim’s patterns based on the Burgess Bedtime Stories. The highlight of the museum exhibit is a display of several recently acquired Harrison Cady illustrations.