From the President's Desk

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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Author: Joan Carpenter


Dear Members,

The Holiday Season is here and the end of another year is approaching. The older we get the more quickly time seems to pass.

The Museum has been transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” of years gone by. One feels as though he or she has been transported back to the 1800s when they pass through the door.

Christmas trees, wreaths, candles, toys, clothing and displays will capture your attention and create a feeling of holiday happiness due to the many hours of work by the Museum elves. I'm certain you will agree with me when you visit here for there is something for everyone to ohh and ahh over, from childhood to elderhood.

As the year 2004 draws to an end, many thanks go out to the members who volunteer their time to the Museum. We greatly appreciate those who serve as docents, (those folks who spend hours explaining and showing off the lovely, funny, precious and strange items used by the people of the past), members of the Administration Board, chaired by Virginia Davis-Brown, who keep the House sparkling clean and plan the schedule and events that are held within this beautiful building, and to the members of the Board of Directors who take the responsibility of running the business end of the Museum. They all deserve a big round of applause!

It is with great regret that at this time I am resigning as president of the Board of Directors. The three years I've spent serving in this position has been one of the most interesting and wonderful experiences of my life. I thank you all for your support and wish my successor the wonderful experiences I've enjoyed.


Happy Holidays to you all,
Joan J.Carpenter