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Collections Curiosities

Friday, August 28th, 2015

  When bringing people around our Collections Storage Building on a tour, I usually invite them to explore the aisles of shelving filled with all of the museum’s hidden gems and to ask any questions they might have. Inevitably, most people end up stopping in our furniture section next to an eye-level shelf completely taken… Read more »

Keeping up with the Collections Department

Friday, August 14th, 2015

  Another month, another collections project begins!  About two years ago, our archival collection was moved back into the main collections storage area of the museum to consolidate as much of the collection as possible under one roof in our state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled storage area. With this move came a renewed emphasis on… Read more »

Collections Curiosities

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

  We have over 200 pins and brooches in the collection, only a small part of a very extensive jewelry and personal adornment sub-collection. One particularly interesting brooch is a purple and white enamel design set in sterling silver. It was designed by Margot van Voorhies Carr, professionally known as Margot de Taxco. She was… Read more »

BNHV’s Village is now even more accessible!

Friday, July 17th, 2015


  We are now in the full swing of our summer season and hope that you, our visitors, have been enjoying our special events, programs and exhibits so far this year whether it was one of our lectures, our German Festival, or maybe a Behind-the-Scenes tour or exhibit opening. We never tire of hearing exclamations from… Read more »

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