Friday, January 14, 2011

I need a 1960s men's dress shirt!!

Do you have one to loan? I'd love to talk to you ASAP!

Call me at 330-455-7043!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy 2011!!

Wow, it has been way too long since I've blogged! I don't forsee a solution to the hijacking nonsense that has happened to my computer, so it remains difficult to post from work. And no photos will upload either. :-(

We have been updating our Facebook page almost daily, so stop over if you're on FB!

We've got so many great things planned in the coming months. It's going to be a great year!

Don't miss our next Soup at Six: "Moving the President" next Thursday night (1/20). Pre-paid reservations are required. McKinley Day is January 29 -- actually the President's birthday this year -- which is free for members and special admission rate of $5 for everyone else. The White House Gardens closes in the Keller Gallery on Sunday January 30. IF you haven't seen it yet, you've got a few more weeks left.

Right now I am knee-deep in 1960s research for "Celebrate the Sixties!" which opens in the Keller Gallery on February 18. I'm also simultaneously working on the Bridal Show and McKinley Day (I'm in charge of that event). So my department is HOPPING right now!

On a personal note, I began teaching museum studies at Mt Union yesterday and had a fantastic time! The students are great and seem to be quite interested and curious about museum work. All of them had a list of museums they had been do in the past which was also great. I'm really excited for this opportunity to share my excitement about the field with them!

I also wanted to share the upcoming exhibits we have planned in the Keller Gallery for 2011 and beyond:

Celebrating the Sixties!
February 18 - June 5, 2011
Remember this tumultuous decade with funky clothing, hats, purses and more! We'll explore the fads, the headlines and the social movements that shaped the 1960s.

Green Revolution
June 17 - November 6, 2011
Green Revolution focuses on major themes of waste, energy, green pioneers, gardening and composting, green construction, and our carbon footprint. The Smithsonian provides venues with design plans which are built locally from recycled and repurposed materials. Great for families!

Unwrapping the Holidays: The History and Traditions of the Yuletide Season
November 17, 2011 - January 29, 2012
(The exhibit opening will be held Thursday night in conjunction with Soup at Six)
This delightful holiday exhibit explores the history behind some of our most cherished traditions and symbols of the holiday season. Unwrapping the Holidays looks at Hanukkah traditions, the meaning behind Kwanzaa, the Christmas tree, candy canes, mistletoe, holly, poinsettias, gingerbread houses, and of course -- Santa Claus!

Future bookings in the Keller Gallery include:

A trio of White House Historical Association exhibitions:
White House Horses; The West Wing; and James Hoban: White House Architect
May - October 2013

Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight
February - April 2014
The dreams of flight, freedom, and the view from above inspired by the Wright brothers were not segregated, but for almost 50 years after they took to the skies, the paths to the training and expertise necessary to become a pilot were. This Smithsonian traveling exhibition explores significant figures, events, and themes associated with African Americans in aviation and aerospace history.

May - August 2014
Charles Schulz touched on many aspects of the natural world during the nearly 50 years he
created the Peanuts comic strip (October 1950 to February 2000). During the 1950s and
1960s, Schulz*s characters explored aspects of the natural world with wonder and
delight, and their cockamamie understanding of the world around them afforded
many opportunities to introduce readers of the strip to
fun facts about the natural world.