Summer Activities of the Museum Advisory Board: Summer and warm weather have come to us and we are very grateful, after our long winter.
We did keep busy at the museum, those of us who could not be "Snow Birds." Lincoln and Estabrook Elementary Schools brought classes to see our museum. Nancy Wheeler found many interesting things to demonstrate and show the students.
Our Art Exhibit was a huge success with 18 exhibitors and over 80 paintings. The manikins are all beautifully dressed, thanks to Fofie Pappas, Nancy Wheeler and Laura Jacks. The large glass case has M. I. Hummel plates and figurines. They are from the collection of Cathy Kemling and Diane Schick. Also, some of the museum's beautiful cut glass pieces are on display. The smaller display has Donna Carpenter's lovely collection of Irish Belleek China.
The Lost Ypsilanti Exhibit features prominent people who were "quiet" leaders of Ypsilanti. You will not want to miss it as it runs from July 14 to September 1st.
A proposal to have the Quilt Show and Art Exhibit on alternate years is being discussed by the Museum Board. Watch for new information on this.
We welcome our new Intern, Kaila Barr, to the museum. Lauren Thomson graduated and we express our thanks to her for all her efforts over the past two years and extend our best wishes for her future.
Our long range project is to redo the Dining Room. It has been such a long time since it has had "some tender loving care."
We will be open during the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival on August 16, 17 and 18. We would welcome more demonstrators on the lawn. Contact me if you wish to participate: 734-482-7081. We are also planning a full weekend of activity in early fall. You will hear more about this later.
The Yard Sale will be over when you read this, but thanks for all the hard work so many of you put into this activity.
Our "Thank You Luncheon" for our many faithful regular docents is scheduled for June 17th. Thanks to all the individuals who devote their time and efforts to make the Museum an outstanding place to visit.
Have a wonderful summer!
Kathryn J. Howard