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Cedar shingles and roofing resources

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

  It’s been a pretty hot summer here but when it has rained, more often than not it hasn’t been just a polite little sprinkle – it has poured! While these storms did provide some much needed rain, it’s after some of the worst storms that serious problems come to light with our historic structures… Read more »

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 »

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