Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week of Organization

Organization of 40 years of a prized collection
I only wish it had been my closets and cupboards
Here is my story
It has been awhile since I have had the energy and to even think I might be able to put words together that would make since.  Table scapeing has even had to be put on the back burner.
I work full time as the Coordinator of the Cooke County Morton Museum. At the last board meeting it was decided that we would do a complete inventory and repairs in the museum.  Let me give you a little back ground, the museum open in 1968 in a building that was built in 1884. The building was used as the caboose (Jail), firehouse & city hall until 1930. At that time it was then turned in to storage by the city and  for a while stood empty till 1967. The city decided it was time that it be demolished. The workers began to tear it down, but several concern LADIES drove by and witness the work. They immediately went to the mayor and the demolishion STOPPED. The fury of a group of women.
 I don't how many of you remember Morton potato chips, but G.C. Morton C.E.O of the company was a native of Gainesville and provided the funds to save and restore the building. I tell you all of this for I know many of you have been reorganizing you closets and cupboards. As far as we know the museum has never had a couple inventory since opening in 1968. Think how it would be to find items dated back to the 1800 and you sure can't toss them out or give them to GW. Yes we have a system I think that will help us identity all the items and properly preserve them correctly.

This is how one of the three storage area began on Monday at 8:00 am

Yes ladies those are quilts some are over 100 years old.

These ladies were organization all the clothing plus the items that were removed from the Museum.
I hate to say it but that's me with the purple flapper dress.

We have cleaned out 2 of the three storage areas and have completely filled two work areas which are 30x25 in a office close to the museum. The painting and remolding began on Wednesday with some very dedicated volunteers.  You know you have great friends and volunteers when they give up 4 full days of moving and really getting dirty.

On Friday at 3:00 pm the new clothing loft is painted and awaits new garment rods. Yes this was the room you saw in the first photo. I will keep you updated on our progress.
A word from the wise don't step off a small ladder with paint container while your talking as you might end up on the floor.
Thank goodness I am off on Monday so hope to tackle a few things if I can move faster than I have the last two days.
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  1. Hi Cathy...welcome to the newbie party. Have fun. Please add my link or button to the end of your post..or beginning, so that others know you are joining in the party.

  2. Hi Cathy,

    That looks like a LOT of work!

    Thanks for coming to my new blog. I'm a new follower of yours too!

    Have a great day.

  3. Hi, I'm a newbie too! Isn't this fun to get to know each other!

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  6. What a big project to undertake! It's going to be great once completed.

    I found your blog via the newbie blog party & am signing up to follow :)

  7. Your clearing up project looks a bit like my house before I started organising! LOL

  8. Wow, that looks like a big project, but a good one!! Hi!!! Glad to meet you, I found you via the Texas Blogging Gals page and I am a fellow Texas girlie!!! I'll be following your blog. :)

  9. What an awesome project, albeit daunting, but so very worthwhile. I'm a new follower from Debbie's Newbie Party. Can't wait to see how this all unfolds.


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