Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Welcome to the Curator's Corner!

The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is boldly stepping into the 21st century with a few staff members starting their own blogs to let you know what's going on in our departments. I am excited to share with you some of the "inside info" about what goes on behind-the-scenes in our museum!

Of course, this week we are gearing up for Day After Thanksgiving activities! There will be lots of events going on, so if you are looking for something to do, come in and see us! We will officially open "Footloose & Fancy Free: Canton in the Roaring Twenties" in the Keller Gallery that day. Somehow we were able to install the exhibit in RECORD TIME and we opened the doors last Thursday! I always believe that if an exhibit is done, we shouldn't keep it locked away until its official "opening." So several visitors have gotten a "sneak peak" at it over the past week.

Here's one of the gorgeous dresses currently on display:

Director of Education Chris Kenney is up in the cabin of the Street of Shops right now with volunteer Bill Gouge baking 16 loaves of bread that have been pre-ordered by the public. He came in early this morning -- before 7AM! -- to get the fire started. We have 5 classes from Green, Ohio in today who have been able to see the hearth in operation, and even sample a few goodies!

The holiday season promises to be another exciting one here at the museum! Plan to stop by and bring your friends and family.

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