The Nursery was added to Orchard House after a newly-widowed Anna came back to live with her two sons, Frederick and John Jr. Portraits of John, Anna, and their two sons are in this room, along with two rare lithographs of children done by Lilly Martin Spencer.  Along the back wall is displayed “The Mansion of Happiness,” a popular 19th Century board game produced by Parker Brothers in Salem, MA.  Many of the toys, dolls, and games in the Nursery were donated by Fred and John Pratt and May’s daughter, Lulu, when Orchard House was preparing to open to the public as an historic site in 1911.


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