As July the first quickly approaches the staff here at the museum are digging deep to make opening day the best it can be. There are artifacts to be cleaned and cataloged, signs to be made, and displays to be perfected, not to mention floors to be scrubbed. We'd like to take a moment in this post to recognize and introduce our wonderful employees.
Our current staff consists of Noel Waite, Laura Neily, and June Dawson.
Noel is the most recent addition to the team. He will be the museum's interpreter and guide for the summer. He will be here at the museum five days a week (Tuesday through Saturday from 10am til 6pm, July 1st until August 30th). Noel is very knowledgeable and passionate about history, and will be very happy to show you around and even demonstrate some of the artifacts he helped restore to working order for you.
Behind the scenes is Laura Neily, our resident assistant curator. Laura has been with us since February and has put a lot of much appreciated energy into making our museum what it is through cataloging and exhibit design.
June Dawson is our supervisor trainee. June has been with the museum since December; she and Sharon Leighton (the volunteer head supervisor) laid the groundwork of cataloging our artifacts and designating exhibit areas. Under Sharon's watchful eye and helpful advice, June drives the team diligently in a multitude of ways to bring the entire project to fruition; be it digging up old advertisements to pair with artifacts or sewing a straw mattress to use in the child's bed, you can count on her to find a creative and swift solution to any museum conundrum!