WWII reenactors at the Scottsville Museum
My mother is the president of the Scottsville Museum in Virginia, which is a local history museum near Charlottesville. My whole family contributes to the museum. My father designs exhibits, gives presentations, and does general maintenance on the building and its grounds. Mike contributes his technology skills by helping with the website and presentations. I use my instructional design background to create the exhibit posters each year. My mom does, well, almost everything else for this museum.
Last week the museum had its annual exhibit opening celebration. Mike and I traveled in from Colorado for it, and lots of people attended to see the latest exhibit about Scottsville’s contributions to the second World War. Congrats on a great exhibit, Mom!
Some of the posters I created
This woman’s grandmother sent telegraphs for a living, and she was teaching her son how to do Morse code.
Lots of WWII vets, widows, and family members attended.
Watching a digital photo slideshow
My dad gave part of the introductory presentation, delivering the story of the man in the photo behind him.
This widow was reading a book about her husband’s military service. There are four generations of their family in this photo.
I like how the life-size little girl in the background mirrors the present day.
My parents at the end of the day.