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Museum Advisory Board Report

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Kathryn Howard, Chair, Museum Advisory Board
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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Spring! Isn't it wonderful for all of us who couldn't be a snow bird? We had, in spite of the severe weather, lots of activity at the museum. From Estabrook School we had several student tours of 3rd and 4th graders. Also, we had a group of "Questers" from Detroit.

We are now getting ready for our Artists of Ypsilanti and area Art Exhibit of oil, watercolor and pastel paintings. We have so many talented artists. This year we are also having photography, so if any of you are camera sharks, please let us know. The Art Exhibit runs from April 23rd to May 19th.

Classes of 2nd and 3rd graders at the Willow Run School are studying the history of Ypsilanti, will be making post cards, and have asked us to display them. We will be excited to see their work.

New exhibits will be going in to the showcases: Diane Schick's Hummel collection in the library and Donna Carpenter's Irish Beleek collection in the other large case.

Lost Ypsilanti is in progress and will be exhibited from June 4th through September 1st. Prominent Citizen's of Ypsilanti's past will be featured.

In September we will be having a quilt show; if you have a quilt you would like to exhibit, contact me or the museum.

The front hall floor [at right]has been refinished and new carpet runners have been laid. A new carpet runner has also been placed in the upstairs hall. Both back stairwells have been repainted by our Intern, Lauren Thomson.

Lauren will be graduating in the end of April, and so will be leaving her position as Intern. She has been a tremendous help in her two years with us. We will have a new Intern from the Graduate Historic Preservation Program by the first of May.

Our next long-range project for the museum is working to make our dining room more attractive.

We welcome new help and docents. We would also like volunteers for contributing desserts for our quarterly meetings and special functions. I hope you can come and see our new exhibits and attractions. Have a wonderful spring.


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