WOMEN’S EXHIBIT – SEASON 2024

An exhibit dedicated to the women of our community – past and present. There will be specific dedications, but also it is a general dedication to emphasize how important women were in our community over the decades (centuries). And it will include a memory book.

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This exhibit area has been a dream of mine since my first tour through the Museum way back in 2018 when I was doing an education paper for my post-grad program in Museum and Gallery Studies. As I toured through the museum I noticed a distinct lack of female presence. In my experience, while men may have built the buildings, women have always been the hearts and souls of our communities.

This dream became a reality one day when Denis and Sylwia Condie were visiting the museum. He was excited to visit his home community museum. We got chatting about various exhibits and I shared my dream of doing this particular exhibit … I will make a long story short (as I want to share at the dedication) but he volunteered to fund the creation of this exhibit area! I did literally cry. We are a non-profit organization and receiving a donation to fund a particular exhibit is truly a gift. I cannot thank them enough.

And so, here we are, a year later getting ready to reveal this beautiful exhibit area.

In addition to pictures and artifacts, there will be a special digital memory book. This will be a book that will include many women from all walks of life and they will be there as a personal dedication – you can make the dedication.

As a special treat, on Thursday, June 20th, 1pm we will have a special guest at the Museum and I invite you to come and visit. Julie Lynn (Flynn) will be visiting us. She is a part of this special exhibit and will be attending with her family for the dedication of some of her albums.

On Saturday, June 29th, 1pm we will have our official opening of this exhibit. Denis Condie is generously providing food and entertainment. We will release more details as they become available, but I hope you will put these 2 particular dates in your calendar and come out and support us.

Graciously hosted by : MikeyPC

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