The Museum of Russian Icons was founded as a non-profit educational museum by Gordon Lankton. It was through his travels to Russia during the past 18 years that Mr. Lankton developed his fascination with icons and Russian history. Since then he has made over forty trips to the former Soviet Union and his collection now contains over two hundred icons from the 15th-21st centuries. The Museum of Russian Icons is the institutional home of his collection. The museum, overlooking Central Park, is a 19th century structure and one of the first buildings in Clinton.
Yesterday I met up with Fr. Greg and Chris D at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts. What an amazing place this is. You would never know that this place is there, but there it is right in the middle of this old New England town. This description is from their literature:
The museum is just the right size and not overwhelming and one can just walk around and take in all of the great Icons. They are all labeled so one knows what one is looking at, and there are even little magnifying glasses hanging nearby so you can get a good look. Nothing is behind glass so you get a real good look. Open Tuesday-Saturday and admission is a mere $5.00 to get in. If you are in the area check it out.
After the visit to the museum we took lunch at this great Irish place called The Old Timer Restaurant and Tap Room also in Clinton. What a great day, and thanks to Fr. Greg and Chris D for inviting yours truly to go along for the trip.