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Administration Committee Report

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Author
Virginia Davis-Brown
Rights Held By
Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Where has this year gone? Another couple of months and we will be looking for the first frost, all the beautiful fall colors and can you remember the taste of the first apple you pick off the tree in the fall. It is coming very soon.

The Administration Committee is working hard to keep the Museum in good condition. It takes a little more work now, as the city no longer pays for the weekly cleaning of the building. This means that the time that was spent on working on displays, cataloging, and maintaining the artifacts is now spent on cleaning. We are in hope that some of you might be able to give us a hand once in a while. There about 8 people trying to keep everything together. What dedication these gals have Maybe you could spare 1 day a month or even 1 day a year to give us a hand. It is not hard work and we know some of you can not go up stairs and we would keep this in mind. Anything you can do would certainly be appreciated.

There are several things being put together at this time. Of course the Heritage Festival is the first thing on our minds right now trying to bring all the loose ends together. This is a very large job, as we need over 100 people to fill the spaces for those three days. If you have not been contacted and would like to help us, please call Joan Carpenter and we will have a place for you. The Festival is August 18, 19, 20, we will be open each day 12 P.M. to 6P.M.

Plans are underway for our CRAFT DEMONSTRATION DAY. This is a day where we are able to have crafters volunteer to come in and show what crafts were done back in 1800 and early 1900. Why not step back in time and come in to remember. Some of you will be able to remember when you churned milk and came up with that wonderful butter, and how about candle making so that there was light for the evening after choirs were done.

Maybe there is a craft that you could share with us and all the children who have no idea what it was like to have to do these things when they coulnd not just to run down to the store on the corner. If you have something you would like to share with us please call me at 484-0080. Don't be shy, we don't know what talents you have.

You will find, when you come in, that there are 5 new displays, mannequins have been changed and in the gift shop you will find a lot of new ideas for you. Please come in and browse through the whole house.

We hope to see all of you very soon at your Museum.