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Featured Member of the Administrative Committee: Harriet Stewart

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Harriet Stewart (Mrs. Alan), is our featured member of the Administrative Committee this month.

She has been on the Committee since its organization in 1971 and is an invaluable worker.

Harriet supervises the cleaners who come each month and all various housekeeping chores here at the Museum. She also assists with special exhibits and is ever alert for people who have collections to put on display.

Both Harriet and Alan are avid antique collectors. Their great interest is in the collecting of ‘primatives’ but they have many other antiques besides those. They are always very generous in sharing their collections-by allowing them to be displayed at the Museum so that we may all enjoy them.

Harriet is a graduate of Momouth College in Momouth, Illinois, and served as Children's Librarian for the County Library system there after her graduation.

Following her marriage to Alan she was Librarian in Forest Hills, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Stewarts came to Ypsilanti in 1942 and Alan then worked for the Ford Motor Company as a Material Handling Engineer. The Stewarts have two sons who live in this area.

Harriet has also served as President of the Thrift Shop and of the Womans' Association of the Presbyterian Church.

The Museum is indebted to both Harriet and Alan for the many hours of time they have spent here working. Alan is also a former President of the Historical Society.

We have had an excellent response to our request that you (and your friends) use the Museum facilities to show off your collections in our cases. Case displays before the Christmas holidays, over the holidays and at present are from private collections.

We would also be interested in displaying collections which your children would be willing to share with us.