2855Re: [aloha-donblanding] New poll for aloha-donblanding
- Apr 9, 2002ANY CHANCE VERNON KILNS HAS A MUSEUM OR WANTS TO START
ONE? MAYBE SOME CHANCE THERE. CLARE
--- K Cotter <doggydan@...> wrote:
> Well, we are all Blanding fanatics but I think we__________________________________________________
> are a very small bunch.
> Our group seems to be spread all over the USA and
> the only input I can give
> is A. any kind of museum space in the Los Angeles
> area is going to be the
> most expensive but might have the biggest audience;
> B. Blanding is
> associated with Hawaii and people are always looking
> for things to do when
> they are there. However, also costs a lot to have a
> brick and mortar site.
> Frankly, I cannot imagine any other area of the
> country drawing enough
> interest to support a museum, no matter how small.
> Also, there have to be
> enough docents to be on duty at least 6 days a week
> to explain all the
> material and answer questions and maybe sell some of
> the less valuable items
> (our duplicates?) in a gift shop at a correct price,
> of course.
> Reproductions of his written stuff, etc.
> Unless I am being cynical, I can't imagine there
> being enough money coming
> in to pay a fulltime employee a decent salary.
> Maybe a good website would be a start rather than a
> "real" museum.
> I mean just a pure, Blanding website not our chat
> and so on. Lord knows we
> all have enough stuff to post to it and many of you
> are really experts and
> could set up an interesting time line as well as
> presenting the man as he
> really was at various stages of his life,
> fascinating, conceited, talented,
> lonely, outgoing, warts and all!
> There could be a question and answer link and
> whomever of us is best
> qualified to answer can jump in.
> Just a thought. Karen C.
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