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Museum Advisory Board Report

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Kathryn Howard, Chair – Museum Advisory Board
Winter 2010
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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The Museum had a very busy and exciting fall with many activities. We started with the Quilt Exhibit in September and October.  Our 44 exhibitors brought 87 beautiful quilts, hangings and table pieces.  It took two floors to show all of them.   We thank all of the exhibitors for their talents to make a beautiful showing which was admired by more than 200 visitors. Many of the visitors to the Museum on scheduled tours also had an opportunity to view the Quilt Exhibit. Our thanks to Rita, Kathleen and all the helpers.

The Hattie Deubel oil portrait, age 14 as a young lady who lived either on North Huron or North Washington Street is ready to be displayed for the Holidays.  It has been newly framed.  Hattie was only 14 years when she passed away in the late 1800’s and the picture was finished after her death.

We have a wonderful exhibit for the Holidays.  Mr. Richard Robine, owner of the Olde Coin and Gold Shop in Depot Town, has loaned us his collection of beautiful paperweights.

We have a number of new volunteers in the Museum. A new member of the Advisory Board is Daneen Zuriech.  She will be helping with special decorations, exhibit placements, etc. New docents are Jim Curran, Shirley Graessley, and Lindsey Wooten.  We welcome all of these new volunteers.

Our book sales are now being handled by the YHS Archives.  We still have many items on sale in the Museum Gift Shop including our 2011 Calendar.  The Gift Shop will be closing on December 31, 2010, so please hurry on over.

Tours have kept Nancy Wheeler and a number of our docents busy.   More than ten tours have been scheduled during the Holiday Season. If you have a group that would like to tour the Museum and Archives please call the Museum.

Our manikins have all been dressed by Fofie Pappas, Doreen Binder,  Nancy Wheeler and Irene Hamilton and are ready for winter and the Holiday Season. Karen Nickels has refinished a chest of drawers, which is now part of the Lewis House Collection.  It will provide much needed storage for the costume room. What a beautiful piece.  Thank you, Karen.

With our Holiday Open House here soon, decorating is going on.  We have a very special musical group for our Open House on December 5th.  The Huron Valley Harmonizers will be with us.  Eight members in all have been thoughtful in providing their talent and time.  Thank you.

Our Holiday Reception is scheduled for December 29, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. This is a great time to stop and visit with friends and neighbors after Christmas.  Anne Stevenson is in charge of the Reception and has planned for some great musical entertainment and refreshments.  Do come!

Please make sure you notice the repairs that were done to the front steps and the threshold under the front door! They look great!

The Museum Advisory Board wishes all of you a wonderful, safe Holiday Season.  Please be sure to visit us.