New Donations from the Senior Center

Glenrock’s active senior community came up trumps again when their director Jill offered the museum a collection of items that had come through the center’s thrift store but were too delicate or old to sell. Among the collection was a hand made doll’s house made by a gentleman whose family was very much involved in the creation of the senior center which has become a staple of Glenrock social life. I’m waiting for an oral history and the right packaging material to box up the doll’s house and get it to the museum. Its a nice piece and I will be finding a suitable spot.

Also donated by the senior center were over 20 books from the 1880s include a Bernard Shaw and a collection of Jack London books. Three LIFE magazines from the week of the Kennedy Assassination will join our Kennedy assassination newspapers. There were also a number of household items including an old school glass humidifier, a GE iron from the 30s in the its original box, a flat iron from WWI and a wonderful old washing machine from the late 50s. I’m excited to go through the items more carefully, get them cleaned, labeled and out onto the exhibit floor.

It is this type of generous donation that keeps the social history of Glenrock preserved. Thanks Seniors!

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Museum Steps

At the last board meeting I got permission to rip up the carpet on the steps leading onto the exhibit floor. Despite all the other renovations going on right now, it seemed a necessary evil. I ripped up the dirty old carpet and found piles of dust and beautiful hardwood floors underneath. They need a little sprucing up but they make for a definite improvement.

Published in: on February 26, 2010 at 2:32 am  Leave a Comment  
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