An Assemblage of Hats – Pop-up Museum Window Exhibition

An Assemblage of Hats – Pop-up Museum Window Exhibition

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With the Alameda Museum, including the gift shop and the Meyers House, closed for visitors, the Board has been trying to find a way to make it possible for our community to visit, in a way that's safe for both our visitors and our volunteers. And the result is a pop-up window exhibition, running from today to August 23, at the Alameda Museum, at 2324 Alameda Ave: An Assemblage of Hats; an annotated selection of the Museum's Hat collection. Normally, these items, although not particularly valuable by themselves, are too susceptible to accidental damage (as well as to unexplained disappearances) to display in the museum, but with no one being able to touch, this is now not an issue. To make the exhibition even more touch-free, there is a matching…
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Museum remains closed

Museum remains closed

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It seems we're taking further steps back... The board has decided to cancel the lecture series for this year; even when we are allowed to reopen, 'mass' gatherings will most likely take a while longer. We have thought about doing a lecture using internet software, but that would open a whole new set of issues, so we have decided to put our hopes in putting one a good show next year. In addition to the museum being closed, our landlord has graciously protected the museum from window-smashing looters and the museum now appears even more closed than before. And in additional sad news, our longtime treasurer and board member, Bob Risley, has passed away. He will be sorely missed. The gazebo at the Meyers House is named in his honor,…
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Museum remains closed, May lecture cancelled, work continues

Museum remains closed, May lecture cancelled, work continues

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For obvious reasons, the museum remains closed because of the concerns about the Covid-19 / Corona virus. We will review the situation as appropriate, and will update here. We also have to cancel our May Lecture. We hope to invite the speaker(s) at a later time. And our Docent appreciation lunch has also been postponed, which does not mean we don't appreciate our volunteers - on the contrary! As compensation, we were able to get a rare view of the museum entrance without any cars blocking the sight line. In the mean time, while keeping distance and sheltering in place, we are still working on the museum: * A new Quarterly has been sent to all members. As usual, this means that the previous Quarterly has been made available on…
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