Museum Advisory Board Report
Author: Kathryn J. Howard, Chair
Although we have experienced a cold and snowy winter at the Museum, we were warm and busy inside. Robert Southgate is now our Vice Chairman. Now Hurrah for our Spring and Summer activities.
We have several new exhibits you must see. We were given Joyce Mallory’s collection of beautiful crystal vinegar and condiment cruets. There are thirty-seven that are now in the showcase of the Ypsilanti room. We also have two collections of Earnest Griffin’s, one of silver tea spoons of Michigan State Normal College and Eastern Michigan University, the other case is spoons of Ypsilanti. The Kitchen case has baking powder containers of the past, spice containers, and utensils.
The Spring Art Exhibit is our biggest event from May 8th to 22nd. Our local artists will be showing their watercolor, oil and pastel work. If interested in displaying your work call Kathryn Howard at 734-482-7081 or Kathleen Campbell at 734-483-5693 for details. The “Lost Ypsilanti” group is working on an entirely new presentation of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The exhibit will start right after the Art Exhibit in late May and continue through June. The American Indian Exhibit is being refurbished and will be on view in late April.
We have had several tour groups go through the Museum including the Redner 2nd Grade Class from the Lincoln School District. We also had a large group of visitors from Germany. Coming on March 22nd is the Project Transition Group and on April 2nd a Yankee Air Force Museum Group will visit. We will soon have a Hands-on Exhibit for school groups touring the Museum.
The Gift Shop is now closed but you can purchase maps, calendars, pottery and other articles in the Archives downstairs. The Gift Shop will soon be a Welcome Room and display area for the Museum.
Do plan to visit us for the Art Exhibit and other interests. We will be showing over 100
paintings. There is no charge—and you will receive a warm welcome.
Have a wonderful Spring and Summer,