Wednesday, July 9, 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, www.hsccnh.org
What was it about?
Pop Up Museum- White Mountains provided a venue for community members to share their love of New Hampshire’s White Mountains with each other by displaying personal objects. The event coincided with the Historical Society’s special exhibition “Canvassing the White Mountains: Icons of Place” which featured over 40 works of art portraying the White Mountains of NH. The goals of the exhibit were to capture new audiences, to host a free community event, and to promote the sharing of stories and connections to objects.
How did it go?
The event was successful. Visitors from a prior Pop Up Museum joined us again and we captured many new faces. The types of objects and personal stories were very diverse including artwork, writing samples, hiking tools and equipment, photographs, and business items for a llama trekking company. This time we went around the room and asked visitors to talk about their item. We found that there was a reluctance to do so; visitors favored informal discussions with each other and not as a large group.