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2855Re: [aloha-donblanding] New poll for aloha-donblanding

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  • Clare Telford
    Apr 9, 2002
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      ANY 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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