Thursday, April 23, 2009

Calendar of Events

We've got LOTS of neat things coming up!

Check out the side bar toward the bottom on the right. I just updated it with all of our events through September.

There is truly something for everyone -- science and history, kids and adults -- you name it, we've planned it!

Volunteer Recognition

Yesterday's Volunteer Recognition Luncheon went great!

Here are some highlights:

Stephanie did a beautiful job decorating the tables for spring! (Even though it felt a lot like WINTER yesterday!)

Me presenting Peggy Eggleston with her 15 year award.

Me with intern Erin Dick Christine, who received the Student Award.

Volunteer of the Year Dick Conde with our librarian, Karl Ash.

Board President Bob Belden presented Board member Bob Leibensperger with the McKinley Award.

Malone University's women's concert choir entertained us.

The women's choir brought special guests Tineo (not sure how to spell that) who were amazing!

Everyone had a wonderful time!

If you're interested in joining our volunteer team, contact Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Span at 330-455-7043! Our volunteers all love being here, because our museum is a great thing to be a part of. We have a lot fun, while providing excellent history and science experiences for our community.

There are lots of volunteer opportunities, ranging from front line jobs as a Discover World or history docent or in the museum shoppe, to more behind-the-scenes options in the curatorial department or in our research library.

There's no excuse for being bored or lonely! Come join us! Training for all volunteer positions is provided. Call today.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Congratulations to our Volunteers!

We have been running a series of "newsboy" ads in the Repository. This one was featured last week and highlights our volunteer award winners!

Our Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is today.

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers for all you do!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Stark County Story

We are all working hard on The Stark County Story!

Steve is coordinating demolition efforts in the Industrial Hall and Historical Hall, Joyce is finalizing details with Split Rock, and Chris is writing docent manuals!

The bulk of my work will come later, when the installers are here and I have to pull artifacts and place them in their cases. We can't do that part too soon!

We're all very excited about this major change to our facility. I hope everyone will be able to come to our grand opening on September 25!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dressing mannequins

Yesterday Kathy Fleeher from the Canton Museum of Art came back to help me dress the mannequins.

What fun!

We have several wonderful dresses from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s that will be on display at the art museum in May and June.

It is amazing how much better things look when they are actually on a dress form vs. hanging limply on a hanger!

I think people will enjoy seeing "recent fashions," and hopefully we'll be able to build the museum's collection of late-20th century artifacts!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Love the radio!

I had a great time this morning at Ron Ponder's co-host on his radio show on WHBC-AM. We were live on location at the Courtyard Marriott. I enjoyed talking about history and what's coming up at the museum.

I hope some of you were able to hear it. I know Bill and Judy Gouge were listening! Judy is a faithful blog reader. She saw my post yesterday and tuned in this morning. They even stopped by to say hi while we were on the air. Thanks for coming out guys!

I am now back at the museum, working on the collection. We have made great progress in recent weeks, but there is still so much to do! Yesterday I finished tagging a collection of dresses from the 1960s and 1970s. There are still men's neckties and a variety of miscellaneous things to number. I have already done all the hats and gloves in that donation. I am up to 96 in the that donation -- it was a big one!

The museum will be closed for Easter, but we are open Good Friday and Saturday. If you've got guests from out of town, consider bringing them into the Museum! We have lots to see, and something for everyone. :-)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fashion Finds exhibition at the Canton Museum of Art

I am working with Kathy Fleeher at the Canton Museum of Art to create a textile exhibition to go along with several neat purse and hat exhibitions they have planned for May-June.

This is one of the dresses that will be included!

We chose dresses from the 1950s-1970s to illustrate the point that the 20th century is history! And we'd like to build the collection to reflect the modern era.

Look for more information as I work on it. Right now the list of chosen dresses is probably a bit longer than we have mannequins. But we will work that out next week.

Co-hosting Ron Ponder's show tomorrow morning

Ron Ponder just called and asked me to co-host his radio show tomorrow morning from 10-Noon.

You can click here to tune in at that time to hear it! I love doing radio shows, so it should be a lot of fun!

Rappin about Levi Lamborn

Click here to see the kids doing a rap about Levi Lamborn, who invented the scarlet carnation in Alliance.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ecosystem dioramas on display in Discover World

Linda Miller's 3rd grade students at Our Lady of Peace built these wonderful ecosystem dioramas!

They are on display in Discover World through May in celebration of EARTH DAY on April 22. Stop in and take a look. They are adorable in person!

Vote for Us in the Best of Stark County!!

It's time to vote again for the Best of Stark County!

Click here
to go to the CVB's website and vote for your favorites -- including us for Best Museum!

Oh, and when you vote, you will be registered to win a $200 gas card!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tea with the Curator -- Women's Suffrage

I can't say enough wonderful things about the Tea with the Curator series!

I have such a good time every time we have one! And this week was no exception.

For Women's History Month, I did my program "Women's Suffrage: A Celebration of Persistence."

Here is a short video clip of me talking about the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, NY where the first Women's Rights Convention was held in 1848:

Here are some more highlights from the event!