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Museum Board Report

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Nancy Wheeler
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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The spirit of Kathryn Howard continues at our Museum with the generosity of her family. We have a beautiful sofa, chair, shelf unit, milk glass, pictures, linens, glassware and other items. Some are already on display and others soon will be. Many boxes of her things were sold at the yard sale. Thanks to Virginia Davis-Brown and her committee, the May 10th High Tea was a huge success! All 48 tickets were sold. The many choices of tea and savory and sweet dishes were served expertly by our men waiters. Participants could choose from 25 Museum hats to borrow for the afternoon. Get your reservations in early next year, only 48 seats will be available. Al told you of the yard sale profits in his report. We had about 23 volunteers who each worked from five to fifty hours before and during the sale. This was the 15th Ypsilanti Historical Society yard sale hosted by Karen and Bill Nickels and we haven’t even attempted to calculate the hours they have put in over the years. “The Best of Lost Ypsilanti” will be featured July 1 through September 1 in the Museum. The title tells it all. Reminisce with Virginia Davis-Brown, Jack Livisay and Bob Southgate and their favorite discoveries about our city. Photographs always accompany their narratives. New exhibits in the Museum include Diane Heller’s Fiesta Ware, some of the Societies toys and games, and a quiz on kitchen tools. We would like to exhibit your collection. Call the Museum at 734-482-4990. We continue to be on the Underground Rail Road Tour of the African American Cultural and Historical Museum. We are scheduled for eight tour groups this season. If your group would like a Power Point presentation, contact the Museum at 734-482-4990. Three Estabrook’s third grade classes walked to the Museum on June 10 for tours. We can arrange group tours. Call us. (You do not have to walk here as we have parking spaces.) If you have three hours per month, why not become a Docent (guide) at the Museum? You will be trained and get to work with interesting people in a fascinating job. (Nancy Wheeler is the Chair of the Museum Advisory Board.)

Photo Captions: Photo 1: The beautiful sofa and chair that were donated to the Museum by the family of Kathryn Howard.


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