Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Soup at Six - McKinley's Presidency Through Film

Chris will be presenting his program "McKinley's Presidency Through Film" at our next Soup at Six on Thursday November 15.  At 6:00.  Hence the term Soup at SIX. :-)

This program uses rare film footage of important events in the life and presidency of William McKinley. Footage includes his 1900 inauguration, his 1901 visit to the Pan-American exposition in Buffalo, and the moments immediately following his assassination. 

The program is $15 and includes a signature soup, fresh baked bread, beverage and dessert. Reservations are required. Please call 330-455-7043.

Modern Presidents are on TV all the time.  There are literally thousands of hours of footage.  But capturing a President on film who served from 1896 to 1901?  Well, THAT is extraordinary! 

We're so lucky to have film clips, no matter how short, of our 25th President.  It helps us to fulfill our mission to honor his legacy, and to bring him "back to life" for the public.

Don't miss this event! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Party at the "Boo-seum" TONIGHT!

We're ready for all of our Halloween guests who will be coming to our Halloween Party tonight at the "Boo-seum"!

We've been holding this event for well over a decade, and it has become a local favorite.  There will be trick-or-treating throughout the building, games, science shows and demonstrations, freshly pressed apple cider samples, and a costume contest!  Hayrides for $1 per person will be held weather-permitting.  Visitors can even purchase a hot dog cooked over the fire!

We hope to see you tonight!!

Here are some photos from past Halloween parties:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

New exhibit at St. Luke's Home

One of the projects our interns can choose is to do an exhibit at one of our off-site partner locations.  Today Elizabeth Phillip installed her exhibit of toys at the St. Luke's Home in North Canton.

She did a great job!

The Monument at sunrise this morning

If you know me, you know I'm NOT a morning person.  So, while I hate getting up in the dark this time of year, it's really the only chance I have to see the sunrise!

This was what the Monument looked like this morning when I got to work.  It's going to be an unusually warm fall day (a high of 81!), and the sun was falling on the Monument in such a beautiful way, I had to take a picture of it.

Isn't it gorgeous?!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Working on Depression glass...

Part of the collection set up in my workspace for processing

We recently received a large collection (123 pieces!) of Depression glass in many patterns and colors.  The donor was kind enough to identify every piece, and provide a value for it based on collectors' publications!  This is very rare, and VERY MUCH appreciated!

Usually I will have to research a piece myself in order to identify it.  So I am thrilled with how easy it has been for me to catalog this donation so far.

Even though it's "easy," it does take some time.  Each piece must be numbered, photographed, and put away, in addition to the data entry I have to do to catalog it.  It takes approximately 5 minutes per item to do all of the tasks required in the process.  Multiply that times 123, and you can see why it takes some time!  And this is just one of many donations that we've received lately, all of which need to be processed in the same manner.

We got this collection of Depression glass because the donor was at a program I did this spring on our glass and china collection, and I mentioned that we only had a handful of Depression glass.  She spent the summer organizing her collection to give to us!  And now we have a lot.  Perhaps I should think about another glass and china exhibit...

Ironically, another donor brought in some Depression glass last week.  It is only a few pieces, but it is interesting how we hadn't gotten any in the 11 years I've been Curator here, and two donations walk in the door so close together!

So what does a Curator do after her latest exhibit is opened?  She numbers glass!

Friday, October 12, 2012

More dollhouse photos!

We were finished with the exhibit this morning, so we went ahead and opened the doors for our Friday visitors.  A family with a few kids came right in!  It was great to see visitors IMMEDIATELY enjoying the exhibit!

Here are some photos I took this morning of a few of the houses that I didn't get last time I went up with my camera.  Come see them in person!!  The exhibit opening is TONIGHT from 6 to 8 PM -- it's free and open to all.  The exhibit is on view in the Keller Gallery through Sunday March 3, 2013.

SPECIAL THANKS to the miniaturists who loaned their amazing work for the show!

Carol Barr
Kathy Cooperrider
Joe DeNardi
Theresa Draper
Christine Guthridge
Cathy Palmer
Martin Pertican
Laura Staley
Jim Wertz 

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Dollhouse exhibit opens TOMORROW!

All of the dollhouses and miniatures are in place for the exhibit opening of Life in Miniature tomorrow night!  We are having a FREE opening reception from 6 to 8 PM on Friday October 12.

Here are some of the highlights of the show!