Remember that old cartoon with the shoe maker? Where, every night while he was asleep the little elves would come into his workshop and make/repair shoes? Well, that's what I'm doing...sort of.
Not over night, but today (Sunday) I came into the quiet and closed museum to do a bit of maintenance: painting walls and replacing exhibit labels. Three coats of paint later, all the pencil marks are off the walls. You can see the line of the new paint vs. the old paint, but with the updated labels and photographs (and one new artifact!), I'm hoping it won't be that noticeable.
Here are a few photos of some of my work today.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Make sure you stop by the Museum Store for unique Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Luckily, the Museum will be open extended hours three days next week to accommodate the holiday shoppers. We'll be open from 11 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, 12/18; Thursday, 12/19; and Friday, 12/20.
Some of the Museum Store's offerings:
Red poppy necklace-- $14
Lily & pearl necklace-- $19
Key & swallow necklace-- $19
Cup & ball-- $3.38
Courthouse bag-- $8
Texas women on the cattle trails-- $29.95
Courthouses of Texas-- $22.95
Bill Pickett-- $16.95
Evolution of a state-- $19.95
This and so much more is available at the Museum Store.