We had a great day at our Family Fun Day, our Textile Group ran a Textile Stall, a Raffle and a small book stall but even though our takings were down compared to last year’s event it was still a successful day as it is always a pleasure seeing the Museum come alive with all the families and visitors who loved the entertainment, demonstrations and food and it was great seeing them really appreciate our wonderful unique Museum. Many thanks to those who contributed items to the stall with a special thanks to Sue for the beautiful bundles of fresh rosemary she cut and brought down from Mt Mee.
In an on-going project we are busy cataloguing many millinery items donated by a lady who had been a Milliner for 40 years, these items will be used in a Millinery display later in the year.
We are currently working on dismantling our “Festivals and Shows” display and will be exhibiting items for a display relating to World War 1 and other Wars, this is to tie in with Rick’s Exhibition for this year’s Centenary of WWI.
We have also created a display of beautiful embroidery, crocheting and knitting from some of the many items donated by Graham Everson. These items had been made by his Mother who was self-taught in these skills. The back of the embroidered table centres and duchess sets are very neat and beautifully finished – this is a sign of a skilled embroiderer. Our thanks to Graham for his kind donation to the Museum.