Santa Claus Museum
Mary Elizabeth Youens Hopkins was born in 1913 and was given her first Santa when she was 6 months old. She was an avid collector throughout her life. Her extensive collection includes Santas from materials such as cast iron, china, basket weave, corn shucks, bottle glass, magazines, fabric, dough, and wood. The celluloid pieces are from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Mrs. Hopkins’ needlepoint, petit point, and crewel Santas were all handstitched and inspired by pictures and magazine covers she saw. The museum boasts Santa artwork by Norman Rockwell, Thomas Nast, as well as a complete collection of Haddon Sundblom Coca-Cola Santas.