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As a Jewish girl, Nelly Toll was in secret hiding with her mother during the Second World War in Poland. Her artwork depicts her real and imagined world during the Nazi occupation. She dreamed through her watercolor paintings, which showed her hope and imagination through an unfathomable hardship.
“The historical backdrop of World War II and occupied Poland provides context for Nelly’s personal narrative and illustrations; but this is not an exhibition about the Holocaust,” says Alexandra Nicholis Coon, executive director of the Massillon Museum, the organization traveling the exhibition. “Rather, it is a powerful story of surviving even the darkest of times through imagination, hope, and love.”
Today, Dr. Toll uses her personal experience as a platform to address bullying, emphasizing the importance of exercising compassion for all people. Toll’s most complete collection of original artwork will be on display at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio from September 15 to December 23, 2018.
Thursdays, 4-7 PM
Thousands of people line the streets to see the decorative floats, animals, tractors, live music, entertainers, Santa and much more. Parade route begins at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds heading south on Columbus Street. Route turns east onto Main Street through Downtown. Parade goes north on Broad Street, returning to the Fairgrounds. The parade lasts approximately 2 hours.
$5 per Car | $10 per Passenger Van/Shuttle Bus
Vehicles should enter the fairgrounds at the Broad Street and Fair Avenue entrance and drive through the fairgrounds enjoying the exhibits and then exit on Columbus Street. The festival is strictly drive-through, but there will be a place visitors can stop for hot chocolate and other refreshments and hear Christmas carols on the grounds. A variety of Christmas sights including a Christmas tree, numerous holiday figures like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shrek, nativity scenes and more can be seen along the way.
This display will be open from Thanksgiving to Christmas.