Way Back Wednesdays

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any old photos, but I would like to get back into as the history of the museum is fascinating!  This first photo shows the Virginia Travel Council visiting us on October 16, 1953.  This is especially relevant as Virginia Tourism paid us a visit just a couple of weeks ago.

On September 3, 1947, a group of children were rewarded for participating in the Library Vacation Reading Plan with a visit to the museum.  Clearly the little boy in the front wasn’t too thrilled about the visit, he looks so bored.  Haha!  The other boy on the left is intensely studying our Robert Hood watercolor, which is a very interesting piece.  The letters are created by using people or other aspects of the image.   Read more

Way Back Wednesday

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1940 Hole in Great Hall-A

A couple of years ago I posted a similar picture showing this boat and hole from the outside.  You can see that here.  This is an interior shot showing our Portuguese fishing boat being moved into the building.  The boat is very large at over 50 feet long and 13 feet wide and so the only to get it into the building was to bust a hole in the wall.

This shot shoes men on the lake at Deer Park breaking ice, December 20, 1932   Read more

Way Back Wednesdays

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BoundaryProjectComplete1932

It’s Way Back Wednesdays time again!  This month I was able to get my hands on copies of images our photography department so wonderfully scanned and that all feature scenes from our park.

The above photograph shows an overall view of the park and lake in 1932, before the museum was even built.  It shows the completed project to create boundaries for the park.  I enjoy looking at this image because the area around the park has changed so much.  In 1932 there was a lot of farmland and now the area is all grown up and incredibly busy.   Read more