Museum Board Report (Fall 2012)

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Ypsilanti Gleanings, Fall 2012,
Fall 2012
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Author: Kathyrn Howard

It is early fall and hard to believe our summer activities are over. Attendance was down as we do not have Macy’s Museum Adventure Pass (MAP) program as in the past. The final program in the series will coordinate museum visits with library Summer Reading programs. The new MAP program is an online program. Library patrons will use the www.detroitadventurepass.org to see what is going on.

Heritage Festival went very well. The weather plays a great part in this. The case display of The War of 1812 will be shown until November. The display is a collection from one of our members depicting phases of events in the War. There are pictures and a 15 star United States flag of this time also, in the library. The Lost Ypsilanti exhibit was very interesting, as people did not realize these towns existed. A new display is our collection of typewriters, starting from the 1890’s up to electric ones.

The most exciting event for fall is our Quilt Exhibit, which goes from September 23rd to October 14th . One wonders at the superior workmanship that goes into all of these quilts, especially the detail of the design and fabric used. This display is under the leadership of Rita Sprague. Rita has designed a beautiful quilt called “Wisdom” which will be on display. You can win it by giving a donation and dropping a ticket with your name and phone number in the receptacle. If you have a quilted quilt or piece you would like to display, call Rita at 734-483-3600.

Fall tours are being booked now. The Quester Group will be touring October 17th. The Holidays will be here and if you have an interesting collection you want us to see, call us. Karen at 734-483-8896 or me at 734-482-7081. The Holiday Open House is December 9th. Come and see the Museum in all its festive glory.

An acquisition we have received is a lovely silver tea and coffee set with tray. A gift from Mary Cosgrove. Thank you, Mary.

Come visit us and see all these wonderful displays we have planned for you.

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Photo 1: The War of 1812 display depicts various phases of events in the war