Friday, December 14, 2007

Courthouse exhibit

Just got back from the Stark County Courthouse, where we have a changing exhibition case in the lobby. My intern Valerie did a new exhibit about Pioneers, featuring artifacts like a wooden bowl, pewter plate, and cast iron pot. She did a great job, and it really looks nice!

We took down World War II artifacts that my last intern had done. Having an off-site exhibit space is a great way to get interns involved in exhibition planning, research, and design. They get to work on their own exhibit, it is removed from my list of things to do, and we reach people in the community (and hopefully encourage them to come visit us!).

In the past we have had flag-themed artifacts, kitchen/household goods, transportation items, toys, ladies shoes, and much more. Each intern has a new and unique idea that they want to work on. They can also do small exhibits in the Upper and Lower Lobby in our building. Right now we have piggy banks in the lower lobby for the "Let's Do It Again! Penny Campaign" and a Christmas sleigh scene for the holidays upstairs:

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