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A gingerbread replica of Harry’s Place, a popular roadside hot dog stand located in Colchester , CT in a shack listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com

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Stop in at Harry’s Place, visit Middle Earth, imagine walking a candy coated covered bridge or appreciate the architectural beauty of historical buildings. It is all possible in the same place, a gingerbread house world on display at South Windsor, Connecticut’s Wood Memorial Library & Museum through December 10.

 

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Admission is free.

 

Wood Memorial Library & Museum in gingerbread form!

Wood Memorial Library & Museum in gingerbread form!

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Also upstairs is a Ye Olde Gingerbread Shoppe and small gift store.

 

The Wood exhibition is billed as one of the largest – if not the largest Gingerbread House Festival in New England. At least one hundred gingerbread houses can be viewed on two floors of the festively decorated historic library. Each gingerbread house is hand crafted by community members – experienced or novice, area artisans, bakers and students.

 

An annual event, the gingerbread wonderland is a fundraiser which pays for the library’s educational programs, archives and the many exhibitions put on throughout the year, note library staff. As with all things, some times creativity simply flows and this is one of those years for the Wood exhibit. Select musical performances are scheduled during the festival including one by The Sweetest Key, an all-female a cappella group slated to perform December 10, 11 a.m. – 12:30.

 

 

 

A candy coated New England covered bridge.

A candy coated New England covered bridge.

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Seeking unity and voter participation in a presidential election year.

Seeking unity and voter participation in a presidential election year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great spot to put aside those worries and cares and focus on fantasy. And to think, these clever creations are edible.

 

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Wood Memorial Library & Museum, P.O Box 131, 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT 06074, http://www.woodmemoriallibrary.org  or call 860-289-1783. Handicapped entrance and elevator available.