Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thursday, July 21 at Kraft Free Family Night

At least three people came up to Michael to tell him, "You have a book from my culture."

Many boys and girls "feather dusted" the displays.

At least two dozen groups posed with Michael so a family portrait photograph could be taken.

Someone sorted ALL of the buttons by color into one of the activity trays.

Several visitors arranged a Visitor Display and had a parent take their picture in front of the finished product.

A woman made Michael a purple foil and a green foil origami crane, each measuring approximately 1/16th of an inch. TINY!!!

Literally hundreds of visitors played the Coffee Table Treasure Hunt Game.

Many visitors shared stories of their collections.

A group of 15 visitors (young and older, all wearing pink shirts, all from the same Girl Scout Troupe) visited the exhibit tonight.

Magnifying glasses were in use everywhere you looked.

A lot of adult visitors took close up pictures of items in the various collections.

Most common question, "What is the oldest item in the collection?"
Answer: "The little black horse (#29) in the blue cabinet which Michael carved with his father to earn a Cub Scout badge. Michael was 9 years old when the horse was carved 56 years ago. The math is up to you."

People loved sitting around on the sofa and chairs just looking and visiting and resting.

Screams and laughter greeted the discovery of the Museum Mouse and his friend in Drawer 19, The Cat. Someone named the mouse, "Seemore."

This evening no adults used the "Smaller Door" but many have done so in the past.

Michael's Museum: A Curious Collection of Tiny Treasures amused, amazed, and astounded close to 500 toddlers, children, youngsters, teens, adults, parents, and grandparents at Thursday's Kraft Free Family Night's THE CURATOR IS IN Program.

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