Thursday, December 3, 2009

'Tis the Season

By: Michelle Murdock, Curator of Exhibitons
We had our first real snow of the season today, just one day after the museum’s halls were decked out in glorious holiday decorations. Every year on the Monday after Thanksgiving, the Lake and Valley Garden Club arrives at Fenimore bright and early to decorate the museum. (I was so excited after working with them yesterday that I went home & decorated my own house last night) Staff and locals look forward to the festivities every year, and our visitors from away are always pleasantly surprised by the extra treat. This year the Lake and Valley club was joined by several other local garden clubs. We thank them all for helping to make the museum a magical place to visit during the holiday season. In addition to the garden club decorations, we have installed four cases of 19th century toys from the permanent collections throughout Fenimore. Visitors young and old love to see what appeared under Christmas trees in years gone by. The outside of Fenimore Art Museum was decorated today, too. When we host our annual Member’s Holiday Reception Sunday evening, the lights will be aglow on the local evergreens. All of us at Fenimore wish you a very merry holiday season!

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