Two hundred thirty-eight visitors came to the Museum during the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival. We frequently hear the comment, “I have always wanted to visit, but just haven’t.” Fifty-one volunteers helped to make this wish come true on August 15-17. Check out the 1834 framed sampler located in the Bedroom between the windows. It was worked by Anna Miller, age 14. We discovered it tucked away in a hankie box in a drawer. Another discovery was a kerosene lamp that had been used in Child’s Congregational Church about the turn of the century and was stored in our attic. Jerry Jennings checked the wiring and Karen Nickels polished the brass. It adds a glow to our Dining Room. Kaila Barr, our former Intern, has put up a new exhibit in the Edmunds - Ypsilanti room. It describes Willow Run and the B-24 Liberator Bomber during the 1940’s. Welcome to new Docent, Sarah VanderMeulen! We always need new people willing to guide or do other important jobs in the Museum. Call 482-4490 and volunteer. We are decorated for autumn and planning for the winter season. Be sure to read about the article in this issue of the Gleanings about the Halloween Party the Interns are planning.
Photo Captions: Photo 1: The 1834 framed sampler that was worked by Anna Miller, age 14.