This weekend I took some artifacts out to the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office in Washington DC. While we do have the space open to the public on weekends, we’re still raising funds for display cases and a security system for the building. Until then, we cannot put any long-term artifact displays there. I was able to take a few artifacts out for a specific tour though.
A group of teachers from around the country came to the CBMSO with a tour from Brightspark Travel. On their tour they ... read more
If you’ve been following my blog recently, you’ll probably remember that I’ve been working on putting together a display for the trunk bed of Clara Barton’s which is on loan to us from the American Red Cross. Though it took just a bit longer than expected, it is finally out on display! The case which housed the Clara Barton exhibit here at the NMCWM was too small for the trunk bed to be displayed open, so I had to do a little rearranging first.
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We’re still working hard on getting the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office ready to open! The restoration work has been completed, and now we are working on finishing the welcome center, putting up the informational panels, displaying a few artifacts, and determining how the tours will proceed through the space. So, earlier this week a group of the museum staff visited the space for a “practice tour.”
http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh583/gotaphotos/1-desk_zpsf0bca84a.jpg We finally ... read more