Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Historical Society of Cheshire County www.hsccnh.org
How many people exhibited objects?
How many people came but did not bring objects?
Historical Society of Cheshire County hosted 'Pop Up Museum-Silver' in its main exhibit gallery. Special guest and antique silver historian Ann Piper provided identification information about participants' silver objects during the event as well.
What was it about?
Pop Up Museum-Silver coincided with the Historical Society’s exhibition “Your Grandmother Trusted Wright’s”, the story of Wrights Silver Cream Company of Keene, NH. The program goals included bringing in new audiences to see the exhibit, to share stories about personal connections to silver objects, and to act as a social gathering place in the community.
How did it go?
Wonderful! Not having done a Pop Up before, visitors came expecting the event to act more like an antique appraisal/identification. Having an expert there helped satisfy those visitors but did not detract from the main goals of the event. About 30 visitors came, exhibited items, shared stories and wandered the exhibit halls talking to friends and strangers about their displayed objects. We have had repeat visitation for our Pop Up Museums since this initial event.