I don’t know about the rest of you, but if my family hadn’t spent so many vacations visiting National Park’s around the country, I would not have gone into this field. I still have a caboodle full of Jr. Ranger badges in my bedroom at my parent’s house. I know I’m not the only one whose life was improved by the NPS, so please take the time to support them!
Some days at work I get two great groups of visitors who ask really thought provoking questions, and I’m like:
Then some days, I have a donor ask if she can come in and see her donation, but she’s not sure which site it went to, and can they maybe just take it back with them, and I’m like:
And then when on that same day, one of my committee members neglects to include me on what I consider a pretty major decision, I’m like:
Except instead of waffles, I’m going to get Panera mac & cheese, and it will all be alright.
Into day 8 with no break. Museums in Action was awesome. Always inspiring and refreshing to talk with others about their successes and their challenges. Sleep now, hopefully will recap soon!
Mind blown. Vinyl printed panels on multi density fiber board. All you need to do is design to the same size, get the vinyl printed, and peel off the old one. Amazing.
“…the museum is there to save the collection; the collection is not there to save the museum”
— American Alliance of Museum’s President Ford W. Bell, in response to the Delaware Museum of Art’s announcement that it will sell four pieces of their collection to pay debts and to fund their endowment.
Got a call this morning from the artist slated to do an exhibit next summer. We feature local artists, mostly painters, but some variety. Anyway, she called to say she has to cancel the exhibit because she has been so successful she’s sold a number of her paintings she’d planned on exhibiting, and they’re now spread all over the country.
Awesome for her, sad for us.
Women run just a quarter of the biggest art museums in the United States and Canada, and they earn about a third less than their male counterparts, according to a report.
Happy International Women’s Day!
Also the fact that, no matter how much airborne and zinc we chug, the Ed department WILL get sick at least once during the field trip season.
Welcome to the February 2014 edition of “Jud’s New England Journal”, a the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, published since 1935 in Dublin, NH. A Little Something About George Washington’s Birthdays - Thatss right. Birthdays with an “s”. Can you imagine having two birthdays every year? Well, for 47 […]
Minor point of clarification, the calendar didn’t “shift” eleven days, they simply skipped them. As in, you went directly from Day 1, went to sleep, and woke up on Day 11, do not pass go.
The end result is that George Washington had two dates he celebrated his birthday, and we now celebrate it on an entirely different day, today. Happy Birthday, George.
On a side note, I’m really interested in learning how well and exactly when the switch over to Gregorian happened in my area. Did the Dutch families, who were technically British subjects but still speaking Dutch and living in a very Dutch fashion, go along with it?
Did they switch over between September 2nd and 14th of 1752 with the rest of America? Were they already there with the Catholic States of the Netherlands, who switched between 1582 and 1583? They were Dutch Reformed, so did they follow the Protestant States of the Netherlands and switch in 1700-1701? I haven’t yet figured out the answer, as I haven’t really had time to figure it out, but I have some volunteers who have been asking for research ideas and maybe this is one I can give them.