Monday, December 12, 2011

Good end to year at the Ramage Museum

Yesterday we had our annual Civil War Christmas, the event which closes the museum for the year, and this year's exhibit was a terrific success. We had approximately 300 visitors and had a good day of sales through our gift shop and used book sale. Santa and Mrs. Clause were wonderful in entertaining the many kids who showed up, the ornament-making was popular and the dulcimer music, courtesy of Don,  added a great touch to the event. That style of music is perfect for this time of year.

Thanks also to Judy B. for stopping in and showing kids (and parents) how to use ribbon to make ornaments and decorations. Her table was crowded virtually the entire day.

The group of re-enactors who showed up were terrific too, talking to people and demonstrating how to fire their rifles. Guests always like to see these men in their uniforms and that proved true again today. Their presence was much appreciated.

We had a fine year in 2011 as we transitioned into a financially self-sufficient model and look forward to more success in 2012, with our annual planning and scheduling meeting coming soon.

Thank to everybody who visited or supported us in 2011. Please consider purchasing a museum membership for 2012 as well. We still need your support

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