Shop Updates: Signs and Screens

Nikki with old "new" counter top.

Nikki with old “new” counter top.

Donna and Martin Seim donated the funds necessary to replace the National Museum’s faded and peeling signs facing Front Street. And in adherence to our “recycle and reuse” campaign the old signs now have two new uses. One became the new top of the cash drawer in the gift shop and the other one will “get legs” and become a table on the balcony where visitors can sit and write their post cards.

Old beads make a new curtain in the shop.

A new beaded curtain in the shop from lots of recycled beads.

Many hands contributed to stringing hundreds of beads to make a curtain that now separates the shop office from the sales area. Nikki and Cecile started the project and were soon accompanied by Lisa Wandres, Catherine Foley, Nelda Gervan, Jill Beckingham, Donna Seim and Joan Garneau. And thanks to those that donated the beads: Chris Davies-James, Hazel Thompson, Lisa Wandres, Cecile and Nikki. With the help of our other great volunteers Mitchell Loeb, Catherine Foley and Lisa Wandres, the curtain is hung and is a beautiful addition to our shop.