New Museum in downtown San Miguel
By Sandra Rios
On rainy July 9, El Rincón del Jardín, an extension of the El Museo del Juguete, brought brightness to San Miguel with its opening at a temporary location next to the Parroquia. Angelica Tijerina, president of the Foundation for the Conservation of the Popular Mexican Toy, greeted visitors, saying, “Thanks to all the creative and extraordinary people, coming from outside and also the people who were born here who have made San Miguel a place with cultural and interesting diversity and have enriched and made this place alive and beautiful.” Mayor Mauricio Trejo did the ribbon-cutting honors. “I want to be a friend to Angelica (Tijerina) and Don Afredo (Pérez Salinas),” he said. “They don´t need to be doing this, and they do it from the heart. The Toy Museum is going to grow; we want more of this museum.” Inside the museum are masks made by craftsman Don Jesús Aguilar, a native of Celaya, dolls made in Oaxaca and the prize-winning toys from the third popular Mexican toy contest in 2013, among other wonderful exhibits.
Open Mon to Sun. 10am-7pm. Free admission