Sooo... we had every intention of blogging several times a week to share our experiences as museum directors with everyone. Obviously, our experience has been that we are very busy and haven't had a chance to write much of anything!
We aren't going to try to recap the entire summer, but here's some of what we did yesterday.
There are lots of boxes for us to explore, so we went through some school newspapers yesterday. They are a lot of fun to read because they aren't quite as stuffy and formal as the "official" paper (although those are full of amusing stories as well). The high school papers are full of sports events, school plays, proms, and other school events. Our problem is they are so much fun to read that we get distracted and don't get through as much as we should!
Jane spent half an hour talking to teachers at the Newseum in Washington, DC via Google Hangouts. She was showing them ways to use primary documents in the classroom. We are planning to do a similar seminar locally this fall.
We raced to see which of us could stamp the most postcards for our annual meeting in August. Thank goodness for self-sticking stamps!
The pictures of Hemingway that we loaned to the Perry Hotel for their 1st Annual Hemingway's Birthday celebration came back to us this afternoon. We're so happy that we have great resources to lend.
Our Speakers' Series continued last night with Rick Wiles program on the history of the Petoskey Police and Fire Departments. We were pleased to have so many retired and current members of both the police and fire departments in attendance.