Administration Committee Report

Published In:
Ypsilanti Gleanings, November 2004,
November 2004
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Isn't it a wonderful time of the year? Mother Nature has out done herself this fall with all the beautiful color she has given and in some places there are still lovely red trees trying to hold on to there beauty a little longer.

In the stores, when I have gone shopping, I hear the tinkle of bells and hear the Christmas music which makes me realize the year of 2004 has almost ended.

It has been an eventful fall for us at the Museum. The Quilt Show was a success with over 100 quilts on display for all to see. Some were unique, some beautiful and some were made with love for the use that a quilt was made for, just to keep warm. I want to thanks all these 40 people who so generously let us use their treasures, Without them we could not have had such a wonderful display and thank you to all the extra docents who volunteered so we could be open extra hours.

After a couple of weeks we realized we only had a few days to start decorating the museum for Christmas. The crew of Museum Elves put on their pointed toe shoes and red hats and went to the basement to see what could be used this year. After the consultation on design and color, they were off on Monday morning, and low and behold by Thursday the museum was ready for inspection. You must stop by as it looks like the pages of your favorite Home Design magazine.

Our hours this year will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 2 P.M. to 4P.M except for December 5, our Open House, then they will be from 12P.M. to 5 P.M. These hours start on November 26, and run through December 31 when we again will be participating in the annual New Years Jubilee. What a wonderful celebration when children, parents and grandparents can all go to good clean entertainment. Again this year, we will be honored to have Joseph Pratt, the classical guitarist. Of course you can have your favorite cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a snack. Our building is free but donations are always accepted to help with the upkeep of the Museum.

This will be a perfect time to take a few minutes to browse in our gift shop and maybe pick up a gift or two, Remember that we have a lot of books on the City and History of Ypsilanti.

Now on behalf of the Administration Committee and the Ypsilanti Historical Museum we wish you a HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR.

Doreen Binder Virginia Davis-Brown

Kathleen Campbell Kathryn Howard

Joan Carpenter Betty Kerr

Grace Cornish Karen Nickels