Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Best Photo So Far

I am exhausted tonight.  Since yesterday, I have hosted/taught/herded 78 school kids at my museums and I think I'm coming down with something to boot.

So all you get is the photo and a short caption.  The basket in the foreground is full of animal skins for the Native American history program I did this morning and the room in the background is 301 years old.  No, I'm not kidding.

In addition, my lil' camera phone did an admirable job handling both the detail on the basket and the chairs in the back.  So hurrah for a good photo and it's off to bed for me!

Monday, October 24, 2011

No Plants in the Museum

. . . but one or two in the office are fine!  This is the purple phalaenopsis orchid that I somehow inherited for my desk on Wednesday.  I'm not complaining!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Never the Same day Twice

I've always said that holding three jobs in the museum field ensures that I never have the same day twice.  And man, did this week prove it!  Last night, I was wandering around one museum in a dress, noshing on brie and pinot noir.  This morning, I was ankle deep in a muddy archaeology pit.  Variety is the spice of life!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

A sunny day at work!  I filled in for one of the tour guides on Saturday and it was a pleasant, breezy, sunny day in Portsmouth.  I love how the sunlight fills the dining room in this house!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Comes to New England

Just a little taste of fall in New England on this rainy Thursday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Pits

My wonderful husband helped me at work on Tuesday, digging a pit for my after-school archaeology program.  Normally, I'd have to do this all by myself (twice a year), but he was able to knock out the first part in a few hours.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Museum Daily . . . are we even doing this anymore?

OBVIOUSLY, I'm not very committed to the Museum Daily photo project anymore, but I'm pleased that I at least kept with it for over a month (most of which was last fall) and have since posted a number of a-day-in-the-life photos of my museums.

In keeping with that, this was my view for part of the day on Saturday. I was hosting an archaeology open house event for Massachusetts Archaeology Month and was stationed in the 1677 house with some 17th century artifacts from an excavation done in that town about a decade ago. We didn't get too many people (rainy day and lots of other things going on in that county and town), but we did have around 5 or so interested parties. Not a total waste! :)