saturday morning at the museum

By Jackie Garbarino
Gift Shop and Museum Volunteer Manager

The museum has been going through lots of changes recently not the least of which is sprucing up the gift shop in preparation for our welcome fall and winter visitors. Today was buzzing with activity. A great group of volunteers came forward to take two big tasks in hand.

Installation of new windows in the museum kitchen was on the schedule.  We are all amazed how brilliant the light is through the new glass bricks. It makes a huge difference in this small space.

Work requiring a finer hand progressed in the Guinep House Gift Shop.  Ann Dempsey and Meg Ward are creating wonderful panels to hide our under the counter storage area.  So in addition to shop duties, they are talented interior designers!  Pat Saxton brought the material from up north and it blends beautifully with the shop decor.

Ann Dempsy and Meg Ward, shop volunteers start
the process.


Hard at work.

After adding Velcro on the fabric and on the counter edge, Ann and Meg began installation.

Next came tidying up and reorganization of displays and gifts.

We have lots of new goodies to share with visitors and  now a redesigned gift shop to show off.

Gift shop transformed!

Many thanks to Ann and Meg for taking time out of their schedules to do the work.

Come in and say hello to Ann, Meg and Pat Cassidy in the gift shop. Browse our gifts and tell us what you think.

Next step is the installation of our credit card swipe machine!