Museum Parade of Hats and Tea Party, Tuesday, March 21 7:00pm
- March 15, 2006
For Immediate Release
Subject: History Lives Lecture Series
Parade of Hats, presented by Pat Griswold, will be held at the
Northeastern Nevada Museum on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. This is
the third in a series of lectures, History Lives, presented by Great
Basin College Library and Northeastern Nevada Museum. These programs
will be held every other Tuesday through May 2 and are designed to
acquaint people with some of the history of Northeastern Nevada.
Pat Griswold, a native of Carlin, has been collecting historic
clothing for nearly 20 years. She has more than 200 hats in her
collection and will use some of these and also hats from the museum's
clothing collections in her presentation. More than 50 historic hats
will either be modeled or on exhibit. "Pat's hat collection is
absolutely amazing," said Claudia Wines, museum director. "There is
such a wide variety. Some are beautiful, some are very unusual, and
others are just crazy. The models are having a great time picking out
which hats to wear. It should be a great show!"
Pat Griswold, along with Marjorie Kellers, volunteer at the museum,
and work in the clothing area. They sort, label, clean, mend and
preserve the thousands of items that have been donated to the
collections. "The staff of the museum really appreciate the work done
by Pat and Marge," said Wines. "It is a huge job and they do it with
so much professionalism."
The other History Lives programs will feature Giovanna Dance Hall
Ghost of Wells, by Gene Kaplan, April 4; Mining & Ranching in Mountain
City by Larry Otheim and Larry Monroe, April 18; and City of San
Francisco Train Wreck by Dr. Tom Gallagher and Friends, May 2.
Each program will be held at the Northeastern Nevada Museum at 7:00
p.m. and admission is free.
For more information, call Ellen Muth, Great Basin College Library;
753-2323; Karen Dannell, Great Basin College Library, 753-2300; or
Claudia Wines, Northeastern Nevada Museum, 738-3418.
AND ANOTHER PRESS RELEASE:
Antique Tea and China Sets on display in Time for Tea Party Fashion Show
The exhibits department at the Northeastern Nevada Museum has put a
new display in the museum theater of antique tea cups, saucers and tea
accessories to accompany the tea party that is slated for Tuesday
March 21, 2006. All of the tea cups are from the permanent collection
of the Northeastern Nevada Museum. All guests at the tea party will be
treated to a fashion show of antique hats, put together by Pat
Griswold for one portion of the Annual History Lives Lecture Series
held every spring at the museum.
The tea sets will be on display in the museum theater until April 30,
2006. There is a wide variety of tea cups, saucers and tea accessories
from all different time periods. There are over 100 pieces of tea
service in the display. Included is a small tea pot brought on a boat
around the horn of South America by the great grandmother of Sarah
Edwina Woodrum Plumb who resided in Mountain City. Also displayed, and
pictured here is a red and gold tea cup and saucer and tea pot that
was brought across the plains from England by Ann Rogers Taylor who
has many descendants still in the area including the Wines and Sharps
families from Ruby Valley. They were donated by the Lewis Sharp
family. Also displayed is a tea cup and saucer from the 1960s that was
donated by the Bernice Gregory family. In all there is almost a 150
year span to the entire collection.
The tea party and fashion show will begin at 7:00 in the museum
theater. There is no charge for the event. The public is welcome to
attend. Tea and cakes will be provided by the museum and the library
department of Great Basin College who is co-sponsoring the event.
The tea party and fashion show is just one of the many activities
planned for this year that will help celebrate the Northeastern Nevada
Historical Society's 50th Birthday. Along with all new exciting
exhibits the museum will have many special events and activities the
entire year. The highlight of the year will be the Birthday Ball on
November 4, 2006 and a huge birthday party for the entire town on
November 11, 2006 which will include a 50 foot long birthday cake free
to the public.
The Northeastern Nevada Museum is located at 1515 Idaho Street in the
City Park with hours of operation Tuesday Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. and on Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The last Sunday of every month
is free to the public. Admission is always free to members. For
information please visit the museum or call 738-3418. For more
information about the Halleck Bar Party or about any of the events or
exhibits at the Northeastern Nevada Museum please visit our website at
www.museum-elko.com or call 738-3418.