Thursday, October 29, 2015

Easy Bake Oven

Look what we just got!

It's an original-style Kenner Easy Bake Oven from 1963!

When I was a kid, I LOVED my Easy Bake Oven.  I got it for my 8th birthday in 1983.  It was the yellow one with brown, pink, and orange trim.  It was so much fun!

This one came with the original "cookbook" as well, which I have scanned for your viewing pleasure:

If you'd like to learn more about the history of the Easy Bake Oven, click here for a very thorough article from Collectors Weekly.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Children's Corner opens tomorrow night!

Join us for a FREE opening reception for 
Children's Corner
October 16 at 6:00 PM

Here is a peek at what you'll see:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Mountain feedback

Yesterday a museum member sent Chris this link to a blog post written by Paul Werth Associates about how I handled the McKinley/Denali debacle a few weeks ago.  It is called "Unexpected Civility Is Great PR."

I wanted to share it here because I was shocked and humbled by the words that were written about me.  He said my response was "pitch perfect," and he concludes with this:

If President McKinley were here today, he might be disappointed that he lost his mountain, but he'd surely appreciate the media-savvy curator running his museum.

Thank you to Paul Werth Associates for writing this piece!  The entire experience was quite a whirlwind, filled with some of the best compliments and nastiest comments I've ever received.  I very much appreciated your viewpoint of how I handled myself and represented my president.