Friday, August 19, 2011

Long time, no blog!

I've been very good at updating the museum's Facebook page, but I've been neglecting Curator's Corner this year!

Here's what's been going on this summer:

I am currently obsessed with the flu. Our next Soup at Six program on October 6 will explore the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. It has been utterly fascinating to learn about this horrible disease, and how scientists finally cracked its genetic code 80 years later. If your interest is piqued, sign up for the Soup!

I have been catching up on collections work too. I've processed lots and lots of Deeds of Gift. I have also photographed all of the artifacts my volunteers have been diligently cataloging. It feels good to reduce the backlog a bit, but there is still so much more to do!

The marketing committee has been working hard to plan our fall fundraiser on September 23 -- "Meyers Lake: A Night Under the Stars." It promises to be a very special evening. Tickets are $55 per person and will include dinner from Carolina BBQ, a midway with games and prizes, and dancing to live recordings from the Moonlight Gardens and Moonlight Ballroom that originally aired on WHBC.

Green Revolution continues to be popular with our summer guests. This Keller Gallery exhibition closes the first Sunday in November. Come in and learn about how you can make the planet a better place! There are many small things we can all do to help.

Our Director Joyce Yut has been working with the Canton Fire Department for a special commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on our grounds. It will be a very moving ceremony.

We were all saddened when Randy, our rabbit in Discover World, had to be put to sleep this week. But we have adopted a new bunny! Look for a naming contest soon down in DW.

This fall will be very busy with our regular special events (Halloween, Holiday Open House, Holiday Hearth Dinner, Fall Fundraiser) plus a new exhibit in the Keller Gallery exploring the history of Christmas and other winter holidays. Work will begin on that soon!

I hope to begin posting regularly again soon. In the meantime, please check out our Facebook page for the latest tidbits on what's going on here!