City of Fullerton
Public Information Office

303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone: (714) 738-6317


Subject :

“Stroller Brigade” at Fullerton Museum
Contact :Fulleton Museum Center    (714) 738-6545
Fullerton City Manager’s Office    (714) 738-6317

Fullerton, Ca – Parents looking for new adventures to share with their young children are invited to join “The Stroller Brigade” beginning January 23, 2013 at the Fullerton Museum Center.

The Museum Center welcomes parents – and grandparents who baby-sit – to visit the museum Wednesdays morning to view the newest exhibit, “The Curious World of Patent Models,” and take part in special activities specifically designed for the “stroller crowd.”

Admission will be free of charge through March 27 to persons who participate in the program.

“Stroller Brigade” hours at the museum will be from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays.

“The Curious World of Patent Models” features over 50 original working models, including everything from the first patented rocking chair to the first burglar alarm.

Museum visitors will recognize the names associated with many of the models: a still from the Beam family of Bardstown, Kentucky, Christian Steinway’s capodastro frame for pianofortes, Eli Whitney’s (the son) breech-loading firearm, John Sargent’s improvement for safe doors, and a “machine for casting confectionary” by Stephen Whitman. The exhibition will also include patent models representing inventions and improvements from farmers, schoolteachers, carpenters, bankers and a house wife-all of whom by their everyday experiences envisioned and developed new and life-improving ideas.

No reservations are needed to participate in the Stroller Brigade, but large groups (more than 15) are asked to notify the Museum Education Office at (714) 738-3136 prior to coming to the museum.

The Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 N. Pomona Ave., east of Harbor Blvd., in downtown Fullerton. Hours are noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday, and noon – 8 p.m. Thursday.

Further information about “Stroller Brigade” may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-6545.

Persons requiring special accommodations to view the exhibit are asked to notify the museum staff prior to coming to the Fullerton Museum Center.