Open-not-open-not…

Open-not-open-not…

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The museum almost set up for a sale event outside the museum. All summer, the museum's Board of Directors has been going back and forth about opening up the gift shop, and eventually even the museum was allowed to open - but with a list of precautions, requiring training, and supplies. We got some of the supplies, but few of our volunteers were willing to expose themselves to customers walking in, and in the end, even the outside sale was deemed too risky, with a renewed increase in COVID -19 infections. So the supplies will remain unused - for now. In the meantime, we took down the protest photo exhibit, we continue to work on digitizing the catalog system, we looked for new board members, and worked on a new Quarterly…
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New Window Exhibit – Making History 2020

New Window Exhibit – Making History 2020

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History is a continuum - we're all constantly adding to history, in small or bigger, day-to-day or only-once actions. Change can happen in a blink of a moment, or gradually, over time. In our second temporary window exhibit we are presenting 'Making History 2020', a photo-impression of one aspect of events that took place this year - peaceful marches in early June to City Hall and the Police station, and of the'Plywood Art' that businesses added to the plywood they had to put up to protect their shop windows against organized looters. Do a walk-by the Museum or visit the matching web page: https://alamedamuseum.org/temporary-exhibitions/making-history/  
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September 27-October 26, 2020: Alameda Architectural Preservation Society – Walking Tour

September 27-October 26, 2020: Alameda Architectural Preservation Society – Walking Tour

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The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presents The Bay Station Heritage Area Self-Guided Walking Tour! This completely outdoor self-paced walk takes place from Sunday, September 27, through Monday, October 26. It is available with audio narration by Judith Lynch and historian Woody Minor via an app that will be available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, or without the narration through a downloadable booklet. https://alameda-legacy-home-tour.org/tickets/ The book "A Home in Alameda” by Woody Minor, featuring the same Bay Station as well as Leonardville is available at the Alameda Museum website https://alamedamuseum.org/store/
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Update (September 2020)

Update (September 2020)

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 One of the items now available in our on-line store. The Temporary Window Exhibit 'An Assemblage of Hats' has been taken down.  Although we have a anti-UV film on the window, and although the window faces the North-East, sunlight still enters the windows through reflections from passing or parked cars. Thus we dare not leave objects susceptible to fading - such as some of the hats - out permanently. The information is - for now - still available on the website (See https://alamedamuseum.org/temporary-exhibitions/). The board is exploring several other topics for temporary exhibits. The board is also exploring re-opening, initially only the gift shop. We are analyzing what steps we can take to protect the public and our volunteers from COVID infections, if we do reopen. There will be at…
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An Assemblage of Hats – Pop-Up Window Exhibition Extended

An Assemblage of Hats – Pop-Up Window Exhibition Extended

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The Temporary Window Exhibition - An Assemblage of Hats - will stay up for another week - we've extended the display for 1 week - until August 30. We'll put things back where they came from on Monday, August 31. Walk by the Museum, at 2324 Alameda Ave, or see online - under Alameda Museum - Temporary Exhibitions https://alamedamuseum.org/temporary-exhibitions/assemblage-of-hats). Enjoy
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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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