Want to enjoy a craft beer and help the Museum, too? Head downtown to the Atlas Saloon and order their newest craft beer now on tap! If you enjoy lagers, you will love the taste of Spruengling, a malty lager. And for every draw you order, the Atlas will generously donate $2 to the Museum! ... See MoreSee Less
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We're getting there! As we prepare to reopen March 16, Earl Humphreys and Darryl Couts have installed the E.L. Morse stained glass windows in light boxes flanking the stunning mantel from the Morse mansion, which once sat atop Beacon Hill (which we now refer to as "Job Corps Hill.") The mansion was part of the Job Corps complex until about 15 years ago, when it had to be demolished due to asbestos. But E.L. Morse is remembered every day at the Museum with these beautiful pieces! ... See MoreSee Less
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In 1939, a patient at McCleary's was inspired by the flag on view at the post office, then located at the end of Thompson Avenue, which he could see from his window. He went home to Wisconsin, and painted a large oil painting now called The Flag at Peace, or the Tripp flag (the artist was Fred Tripp.) The oil painting was exhibited across the U.S. before it was installed permanently at McCleary's. Staff at McCleary's are shown in this McCleary News clipping inserting lithographs of the painting into mailing tubes to send to patients. We're grateful that the family now allows the Museum to sell the lithographs in support of our mission of preserving and protecting the history of our community. A new display of items from the Dr. Richard Hedges collection will open at the Museum this spring. Dr. Hedges was a grandson of McCleary's founder A.S. McCleary. Learn the fascinating story of this family and their impact on our community in this new display. We hope you'll visit when we reopen March 2! Meanwhile, the Tripp flag lithographs are also available to purchase online through our website anytime at www.esmuseum.com. ... See MoreSee Less
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Celebrate the iconic architecture that anchors our beautiful, historic downtown and support our Museum by purchasing our new T-shirt! Order now through Feb. 19 at a 10% discount off the regular price of $15! (2X: add $1; 3X: add $3.) Three colors currently available: blue, black and gray. Look for the T-shirt button on the Museum's website at www.esmuseum.com (Scroll down the page a bit to the "Order T-shirts Here" link) or go to www.showmelogos.net/MuseumArchives/shop/product-detail/11381245. Your T-shirt can be shipped directly to you or picked up at the Museum when it's ready. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thanks to a grant from the Maurer Foundation, UV film has now been applied to Museum windows on both the bank side and the Francis side to better protect the artifacts entrusted to us for more than 50 years. Checking off the first of many short, medium and long-term priorities as recommended by the assessors who took a fine eye to the Museum buildings and the collections they house in the Collections Assessment for Preservation program this past year. ... See MoreSee Less
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