Whately saves the day. Last week we were visited at the museum by two members of the Whately Historical Society (Adelia Bardwell and Jane Grybko) because we had some duplicate local book items to deaccession and thought they might be interested. We got to talking about exhibits and how this year they didn’t have quite enough artifacts in their Whately Postal History exhibit to fill their cases, so they ended up doing a case of recent acquisitions.
Brilliant. What a wonderful idea! Why didn’t I think of that? Not only would it make the donors happy, but it would have broad appeal and be relatively quick and easy to assemble. It would also help us gauge interest for future exhibits.
"The Loud, the Weird and the Wonderful: A Sampling of Recent Acquisitions" will now be our second exhibit opening for Fall Festival on Oct. 6, 2013. Thank you Adelia and Jane!
**And if you'd like to check out the Whately Historical Society's Recent Acquisitions, as well as their look back at Whately Postal History and their perennial exhibit on Whately Potters, their museum is open every Tuesday morning from 9 am to 12 noon, or by appointment by calling 413-665-3837.