The year is going by so fast it is hard to believe that it is already half over. Our Art Show was certainly a success with over 100 pieces of art on exhibit. There were oils, acrylics, water colors and even some combinations by artist from Ypsilanti and the surrounding areas. The Historical Society said “Thank You” to our docents, for all their devoted service, with a luncheon in June. There were 31 in attendance and some with over 20 years service.
July 16 will be the Open House for the 2006 “Lost Ypsilanti Speaks” exhibit with 18 new sites. If you missed our exhibit last year you will still be able to see it, as it will also be on display on the second floor. That will make a total of 34 sites of the past and present. It is a history of the site, what it was and what it is today.
When you visit the next time you will see that the museum looks brighter and a number of changes have been made. We have just finished doing our deep cleaning. The chandeliers sparkle and the furniture shines.
It seems August is a long way off but it will be here before we know it and so will the Heritage Festival. We will be in need of extra docents for the 3 days. It will take 60 docents to take care of the hours we are open. If you could volunteer for 3 hours we will provide the information that you would need. If you can help, please call me at 484–0080. It is your Museum so why not come and help out and see what fun it can be.
Plans are in the beginning stages for the Quilt Exhibit which will start the last of September. Last year we had 125 quilts and anticipate about the same this year. If you have any quilts you would like to display please call me so we can get the information to you. They do not have to be old ones they can be new.
Our tour count has been up this year. In the last few days of school we had over 400 people come through. Here are our dates for future events: July 16-Lost Ypsilanti Speaks; August 18, 19 & 20 — Heritage Festival; September 28 — Quilt Exhibit.
Thank you for your continuing support.