|Posted by Ashley Beal on August 8, 2014 at 2:05 PM|
This week was filled with excitement. I gave my first tour with an echo student, to two gentlemen. One came to the museum when he was a child and the other never been here before. At the end of the tour, they told us we did a good job. I felt proud that I was able to give a tour to someone and they learn something from it. It was kind of freaky how much information I actually knew on the collection. I guess I am retaining the information I am giving about Barnum and the others. Another exciting thing I did was take photographs of some of the items in the collection. Lavinia’s calling card was the most fascinating thing because it was like the size of a dime. Adrienne, the curator, told me a lot of useful information, which was interesting in itself.
Yesterday was an informative day on fashion and what women would wear during the day, evening, in the house and outside. We, meaning Adrienne, Tova, Melissa and I sat and talked about fashion in the 19th century. It is amazing how fashion went from one thing to another then bounced back to the original. It is as if fashion is a never ending circle.
Until next time fashion is a great topic to talk about, you can learn more than you think from one piece of clothing.
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