Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!

As we launch into 2010, there are lots of great projects we're working on in the curatorial department!

First in the line-up is McKinley Day, which I am in charge of. All of the usual participants have been contacted. I sent my letters out before the holidays, so I'm still waiting to hear back from a few of them. All your favorite activities will be back again this year -- open hearth cooking samples, Meet the President talks, Civil War re-enactors, science shows and MORE!

Second is the quilt exhibit A Stitch in Time that opens in the Keller Gallery on February 26. We have so many beautiful quilts and coverlets -- the challenge is making final selections that will fit in the gallery. And some of the quilts have not been displayed before, so we will have to sew sleeves on the backs of them. The sleeves are made of unbleached muslin and allow us to hang the quilt on a rod on the gallery wall, or from the ceiling.

Third is of course the Bridal Show! Even though the show isn't until April 10, we've already started working on it. I will be contacting dress owners later this week to make appointments to bring in their dresses for the show. Next we will be scheduling times for the models to come in and try them on, to see what fits (we can't alter the dresses, so we have to find just the right person to wear each dress!).

So, as you can see, I will be busy, busy, busy for the next few months!

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