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Teddy bears fill Miners Foundry Cultural Center at last year's international convention.
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From Friday to Sunday, there will be a 100th birthday party at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

The birthday subject is the teddy bear, one of the most popular stuffed animals for all ages.



Eighty teddy bear artist-vendors, the Swan Bros. Flying Teddy Bear Circus, the Bearbershop Quartet and Jonathan Meredith, the world’s tallest teddy bear musician, will help celebrate the 19th annual International Teddy Bear Convention.




Vendors will have teddy bears, bear furniture, clothing, craft materials and jewelry for sale.

John Paul Port, coeditor of Teddy Today magazine will appraise visitors’ teddy bears. He was at last year’s convention.

The International Teddy Bear Convention is a benefit for the nonprofit American Victorian Museum, which sponsors the Teddy Bear Castle Museum at Spring and Pine streets in Nevada City.

Hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12. The same ticket is good all three days. A special price of $8 on April 7 admits all family members.

The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce will provide free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday between the Foundry and the Nevada County Government Building.

The Foundry is at 325 Spring St. in Nevada City.

In conjunction with the convention, the Teddy Bear Castle Museum will be open free of charge Friday through Sunday. The museum is home to almost 4,000 stuffed animals with miniatures and artifacts.

Call 265-5804 for more information.


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