Saturday, August 21, 2010

Battery Hooper Days 2010, day 1

Well, day 1 has ended. The weather did not cooperate too much -the heat and humidity were not as bad, but the rain came down several times, including a morning shower that may have dampened spirits for the day.

We still attracted over 200 guests, and though that is lower than past Saturdays, it's still a good number of people to get into our museum and in the park.

Our show was excellent as the re-enactors and living history presenters did wonderful jobs, as usual. The petting zoo was a big hit and Grandville Griffith, a local beekeeper, also made a great first impression. (Plus, I found out that I went to high school with his daughter and her husband - it is truly  a small world after all.)

Our newly unveiled membership program seemed to be a hit. For only $20 per individual or $35 per family, visitors can help support the Ramage Museum financially. Members will receive benefits like discounts at our used book sale and gift shop, sneak previews of upcoming events, quarterly newsletters and museum updates and others to come, but the main benefit is the knowledge that members our helping the Ramage Museum become financially self-sufficient.

Despite the challenges Mother Nature presented, I feel we had a very good day. I just wish I had remembered to take my camera. Oh well. Maybe I'll do so tomorrow.

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