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
In the spring of 2012, all of us at the museum were excited about the addition of Major Jonathan Letterman’s desk to our exhibits out at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. (You can see my post about the desk’s arrival here: http://guardianoftheartifacts.blogspot.com/2012/05/newartifacts-at-pry-house-ive-been.html )
Do you see any issues for the desk in this photo? Note that the desk is positioned directly under a large window which is letting in a lot of sunlight. Exposure ... read more
Sometimes instead of changing an entire exhibit, a few new items can be added. This allows some of the artifacts to be rotated off display for a while. It also gives our exhibits an “update” and allows our visitors to see new artifacts. I’ve recently updated two of the exhibits at the NMCWM. Let’s take a look at what’s on display now.
Most of the new additions were added to the Nursing display. Though my museum doesn’t have a large collection of artifacts associated with ... read more