PLYMOUTH - The Lock Museum of America is sponsoring its first ever â€śLocktoberâ€ť this month with a number of events.
The celebration began Saturday with the annual Lock Collectors Show at the Lyceum in Terryville. Collectors of antique locks and keys came from all over the country to buy, swap and trade their vintage hardware, some of which could be considered works of art.
On two Saturdays, Oct. 14 and 21, the Lock Museum, located at 230 Main St., Terryville, will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for visitors to explore the exhibits, including a 4,000-year old Egyptian lock, a treasure chest from the Spanish Armada and a 7,000-pound cannonball safe.
Many of the items on display were made in Terryville at the Eagle Lock Company. Admission is free with donations accepted.
On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the Terryville Public Library will have a â€śBreakout Gameâ€ť involving clues and locks starting at 4:30 p.m. The library is located at 238 Main St., Terryville. For more information, call 860-582-3121.
The Lock Museum Adventure will also be open during â€śLocktober.â€ť This puzzle and riddle solving game has been drawing visitors to town all summer and has received rave reviews. For more information or to reserve time in the game, visit www.lockmuseumadventure.org .
For more information about the museum, visit www.lockmuseumofamerica.org or call 860-480-4408.