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Collectors in the Community – Wendy Hurran’s Santa Bears

Collectors in the Community – Wendy Hurran’s Santa Bears

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When:

  • Mon 31 Dec ’12, 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue 1 Jan ’13, 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed 2 Jan ’13, 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thu 3 Jan ’13, 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri 4 Jan ’13, 9:00am – 8:00pm
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Where:

Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Museum entry adult: $20.00

It has been 25 years since the department store Farmers first launched their Santa Bears. Since then their cuddly white fur and adorable outfits have been well loved by children (and adults) all over New Zealand.

Offering a bear in a different outfit each year, these Farmers bears quickly became favourite Christmas gifts.

Wendy Hurran started collecting Santa Bears in 1995 when she was given two for Christmas. She fell in love with the bears and set out to grow her collection through swap meets, collector’s shows and second hand shops.

As far as Wendy knows, this is the only complete collection of Farmers Santa Bears in New Zealand, and she is even starting to receive interest in her collection from overseas.

Wendy usually take the bears out at Christmas and decorates her home with them – but this year, to celebrate 25 years of Farmers Santa Bears, she has agreed to have them on display at Rotorua Museum.

This Collectors in the Community exhibition opens 3 December 2012 until 5 January 2013.

Entry to this exhibition is included in Rotorua Museum’s admission price. Adult $20, seniors $18 and children $8. Entry for Rotorua residents is free of charge with relevant ID.

For more information about this exhibition please contact William Yip, ph 07 351 7829 or email william.yip@rdc.govt.nz

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