Sunday, March 29, 2009

From the Director

Today was fundraiser day. Held at a private residence overlooking Lake Hodges, Life Members and new Life Members were treated to refreshments, buffet hors d'oeuvres, and entertainment from Woody Guthrie songs. The view from the home as well as as the contemporary art was fantastic. It's heartwarming to know that these community members are so supportive of the Museum Project. Above, Margarita welcomed visitors; the overlook; Tom, Nancy and Carolyn. Thank you all!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

From the Director


Today an RBHS docent and I visited the Poway Historical Society Museum. In a display case were examples of cups, saucers, and platters dating from the 1920s-40s appropriately called Depression Glass. In colors of pink, green, cobalt blue, amber and yellow, these pieces were on loan to the museum from private collections. In addition there was tableware from the Blue Willow period to the more modern Noritake. It was evident that great importance was placed on entertaining and the emphasis of beautiful table ware.

The Poway Museum also includes a replica turn of the century classroom, an exhibit about aprons ( That was my favorite!), the first Poway post office, a great selection of gifts and lots of Poway history. It's open on Saturday and Sunday for visitors.

The question that came to mind was: what are the items we collect and how would they best be displayed in a museum exhibit?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

From the Director

The latest RBHS exhibit is almost complete. Curators Marge LaGrone and Peggy Rossi (pictured above) arranged the photos on the walls this morning. Historic items were placed in the display case. A door sign will announce the exhibit.
Please stop by the museum Tuesday 9-12 or Friday 9-12 and please sign our guest book with your comments and questions.
In 2007 the North County Times dispersed their hard copy photos to the various local historical societies. There is a wealth of information about our community in this photo collection. There are people you may know, places you may have visited in the past. Some, like the Ice Cream Shoppe, have disappeared. Others have changed. Some of the people are no longer with us.
I hope you will enjoy the exhibit.