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Museum Advisory Report (Spring 2012)

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Kathryn Howard, chair
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Winter is over and we turn our attention to the coming of Spring. It sounds so good to say “Spring” and “Warm Weather!”

We had a successful winter with many visitors, some from as far away as California. The mild winter brought in a number of visitors and tours from outside the city.

Our Spring is filled with school and organization tours. New exhibits are being shown and costumes on the mannequins have been changed. The Museum has been cleaned and inventory is being taken. Our upcoming Art Exhibit begins May 13 and we are extending our shows to three weeks. Several artists have requested this – and we feel this is needed. If you are a painter of watercolor, oil, pastels, etchings, etc. we welcome all of you. We hope to have many new artists. Paintings are for sale after the Art Exhibit.

“Lost Ypsilanti” starts in July and will be displayed through the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival in August. The theme this year is “Lost and Almost-Lost Villages.” The show will feature villages that were active during the settling of our surrounding territory, such as Dixboro, Stony Creek, Snow, Oceania, Urania, Willis, East Ypsilanti, Lowell, Rawsonville and many others you never knew.

We do not know the plans for the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival although its theme will be “War of 1812 – Bicentennial” and it runs August 17, 18, 19. There will be interesting exhibits. Volunteers are so welcome. We have new docents who have volunteered in the past months and we welcome all of you.

We will be helping with the Garage Sale on June 2nd so save and bring in your contributions that you found during Spring cleaning. You may also call the Museum and arrange to have your contributions picked up.