Lansdale Historical Society will present a second show of Mayor Mike DiNunzio's collection Dec. 17
It's always better the second time around. Lansdale Historical Society will feature the collectibles of Mayor Mike DiNunzio a second time on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jenkins Historic Complex. More than 400 area residents attended the Dec. 3 "Holidays at the Homestead" Open House that was a tribute to the late Lansdale mayor. The showing of the mayor's favorite things was planned as a one-day-only event, but due to popular demand, the society and the DiNunzio family agreed to open the doors again. Mayor Mike's collection includes clocks, model cars, cobbler's tools, railroad lanterns and paperweights from around the world. There is also countless other priceless memorabilia that Mayor Mike held in high regard.
The public turned out en masse to view the collection of one of Lansdale's most cherished individuals. Plus, we finally find out about the history behind those bowties.
There was everything but the bowtie. More than 400 visitors got a glimpse into the private life Saturday of late Mayor Mike DiNunzio during a Lansdale Historical Society tribute to the life of DiNunzio. "They’ve been telling me it's one of the biggest and I've seen a lot of people come through," said DiNunzio's son, Mike DiNunzio Jr. "We’re very pleased with the fact that everybody has an interest." Lansdale Historical Society President Dick Shearer and historian Steve Moyer invited the DiNunzio family to show off Mayor Mike's collection to the public as part of its "Holidays at the Homestead" event. "They did a wonderful job," DiNunzio Jr. said. "They really put a lot of work into this and we really appreacite it." From a sampling of his …