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'Egg-traoridinary' museum opens in Schoharie for Easter

April 10, 2019 01:58 PM

SCHOHARIE – Appropriately enough, for a librarian turned egg shell artist, it all started with the book "The Egg Tree." That led to 660 unique eggs hanging from a tree made by Mildred Vrooman.

She died in 2012 and a year later Berna and Joe Heyman bought her property that included the Schoharie Easter Egg Museum. They became curators.

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"Every kind of eggs from pea-hen, the littlest egg to ostrich eggs," Berna Heyman said. "She used all different kinds of eggs and we guarantee every single character in the museum is made out of an egg."

Said Joe: "The whimsy of Mildred Vrooman…Miss Vrooman threw probably nothing away. Every bottle cap was saved and stored as a precious item because it could be used somewhere, someday, somehow."

Since then Berna has written a book about the property that dates back to 1792. Joe, a former rocket scientist for NASA and photographer, has published a book of the eggs.

The museum is open this weekend and next weekend with proceeds to benefit the Schoharie Free Library. The museum is open this Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then Good Friday and Saturday from 10-5 and Easter Sunday from noon to 5.

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