After a busy fall at the Museum we are now into our winter activi- ties and holidays. Our Quilt Exhibit was a wonderful success with nearly one hundred quilts and other quilted pieces. We had many wall hangings and runners, which added to a won- derful variety. The Quilt Tying Raffle was a great success and the finished quilt was won by Nahid Hemati. We received $400 in donations. This is for new electric light fixtures for the Heri- tage Room.
The costumes have been changed to beautiful winter clothing by Fofie Pappas and Nancy Wheeler. The dis- play cases are ready with new exhib- its. One case has an interesting exhibit of turkey salt and pepper shakers plus other pieces of turkey-designed items, from the collection of Mary Baker.
The large display case in the Dr. Ed- munds Room has new exhibits of items, many manufactured in the Yp- silanti area, as well as items that local merchants had for sale from yesteryear.
Our Christmas Open House on December 4th from 1 to 5 p.m. will fea- ture entertainment by a musical group that has previously appeared at the Museum. The Museum is beautifully decorated for the Holidays. The tree is featured in gold. Very lovely, and the rest of the Museum also is beautifully done. There will be refreshments and fellowship, so please enjoy the afternoon with us.
If you have an exhibit you feel is of interest, we would be glad to display it. We all have interesting collections. The Museum will be open all winter with some very interesting activities, tours and special programs in the Archives. We are planning some day activities during the winter months. Several peo- ple have asked for day workshops. Calendars, books and other items are for sale in the Archives.
We’ve had several groups this past fall. The Underground Railroad Power Point program has been shown to indi- vidual groups.
All of the linen has been laundered and carefully stored. Rugs have been cleaned in the halls. We are ready for the Holidays – and we are ready for you!
The Museum will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and 31, and on January 1. Happy Holidays!