Museum Advisory Board Report
Author: Kathryn Howard, chair
Many things have happened this spring and now we have a full schedule of activities and displays for the summer months. Our Art Exhibit was a wonderful success in spite of the inclement spring weather. We had twenty-four artists and one hundred paintings and photography. Paintings were in water, oil, pastels and acrylics. We have made the decision to schedule the Art Exhibit again for three weeks in 2012.
The Native American display case has been completely re-done by Derek and Michael, our Interns from the graduate program in Historical Preservation at Eastern Michigan University. Derek and Michael have graduated and have been replaced with two new Interns. The display of artifacts gathered by Mr. Jacob Thumm is very interesting and worth a visit to the Museum.
We have had many school tours before school was out for the summer recess. Student Academic Affairs and College of LSA from the U of M, who come every year, were here. A very interesting group as they take such an interest in the furnishings and museum building itself.
The Lost Ypsilanti 1860 Civil War Exhibit started June 1 and goes to September. You must see it! Visual displays as well as Historical facts are here for you. Also, a Civil War Soldier is on display. It is a wonderful display for the whole family. Also, you might recognize someone mentioned as a war veteran. Was a descendant from your family in the Civil War?
We are also always a part of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival and will be open all three days of the Festival. We really need extra docents so please see if you can find two hours or so to help. It is really fun. Our schedule for the Heritage Festival is: Friday August 19, 2-6 p.m.; Saturday August 20, after parade to 6 p.m.; and, August 21, Sunday Noon – 4 p.m. Call Nancy Wheeler at 734-483-7749 if you can serve as a docent during those times.
The Quilt Exhibit starts September 25th and will go to October 9th. There are always beautiful quilts and craftsmanship to see. If you would like to exhibit one or more quilts, please call Rita Sprague at 734-483-3600 or Kathleen J. Campbell at 734-483-5693 or email Kathleen at: email@example.com .
The new Intern in the Museum from EMU is Lauren Carpenter. Welcome Lauren!
Have a wonderful summer.