Museum Advisory Board Report

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Ypsilanti Gleanings
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Author: Nancy Wheeler, Board Chair

Charles Kettles was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1967. A display to honor him will be dedicated at the General Meeting on Sept. 27, 2:00 p.m. The display is located in the Edmonds-Ypsilanti Room.

The quilt exhibit will be held September 13 thru September 26. At least 85 quilts are scheduled to be on display. This is always a beautiful exhibit. Thank you to Sara VanderMeulen and her committee.

An exhibit of 25 chairs is now ready throughout the Museum. We have many styles dating from the 1800’s. The history of each style is included in the descriptions. Be sure to see the Boston Rocker once owned by the Starkweather family.

Rita Sprague and Midge Fahndrich have asked to be replaced on the Museum Advisory Board. Both have served in many capacities for years and will be greatly missed. Both will continue to docent and work on special projects. Thank you Rita and Midge!

More than 50 volunteers helped to present our beautiful Museum to the public during the Heritage Festival. Will you help next year? Will you help us before then? Call 734-482-4990 and Volunteer.


Photo Captions:

Photo 1: Boston Rocker, circa 1840 from Starkweather family (Black rocker with stencils on back and seat).

Photo 2: Low-Back Armchair, circa 1850-1900 (Lowest back chair photographed).

Photo 3: Wicker Rocking Chair, circa 1830-1900 (Wicker with scrolls on back).