NEW YORK — Spaghetti-eating frogs and automated dolls of the 18th Century are among the displays greeting visitors to Swiss museums. Among the more unusual of such storehouses of the past are:
--The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac: This gothic-style building houses an assemblage of stuffed frogs in glass cases, acting out human situations. The frogs are displayed playing cards, eating spaghetti and getting their hair dressed.
These scenes caricaturing human behavior date back 120 years, when Francois Perrier spent his retirement catching frogs and preparing them for his "show."
The museum, closed Mondays, is open between April and October, 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.
--Zurich's Wohnmuseum: The museum's exhibit of 20 family living and working rooms shows the style of life in Zurich between 1650 and 1840. The Wohnmuseum, at Baerengasse 22, operates all year 10 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m.