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Museum Advisory Board Report

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Virginia Davis-Brown
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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It is amazing to look up and see color in the trees and view the beautiful flowers and then realize that summer is waning. Before long the nights will be cooler and summer will be gone.

We hope you were able to visit the Museum and see our new Lost Ypsilanti Exhibit. This is the third year we have had it with a total of 57 sights and people being featured. This is a great way to learn a little more about our city and the surrounding area. The exhibit was extended until September 15 to provide additional opportunities for visitors.

The Heritage Festival was a great time for us to host the many people who came to visit the Museum. Over 350 people visited and some were very surprised to see what a wonderful place it is. Most remarked about the quality of the building and our artifacts.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who volunteered to help. It takes over 75 people to cover all the hours and the rooms and without our many volunteers it would have been impossible to be open the three days. You are wonderful.

Plans are underway for the Quilt Exhibit which will be opening September 28 and running thru October 12. The hours are Tuesday thru Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. If you are a quilter, or have quilts that you would like to exhibit, and have not exhibited before, please call 484-0080 for more information. Quilts can be a brand new creation or ones that have been in the family for many years with many memories.

We want to thank Bruce Thompson, a wood carver from Ypsilanti Township, for sharing his beautiful hand carved creations with us. Bruce carves at the Ypsilanti Township Senior Center on Clark Road. If you have ever wanted to carve I'm sure Bruce would love to have you join their group. Our new exhibit has been loaned to us by John and Fofie Pappas. They are sharing their beautiful carvings. What talent we have in this area.

You still have time to see Ernest Griffins collection of milk bottles from former local diaries. It is hard to believe that we had so many diaries in the Ypsilanti area.

Do mouse and animal traps turn you on? We have a display of them and you will be surprised at the way many of them were designed to work.

Our gift shop has just received 2009 calendars with reproduction pictures of old post cards of Ypsilanti. The gift shop has also received a new shipment of stoneware. This might be the time to start thinking about Christmas.

Thank you all again for you support and interest.


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