Howdy Readers, This weekend was the opening of the museum's newest exhibit, Cabinet of Curiosities. It has been by far one of my favorite exhibits to work on, and I couldn't wait any longer to share the process with you! The idea for the exhibit has been around for several years. We wanted to do something … Continue reading The Making of Cabinet of Curiosities
Hello Friends! The Barnard Exhibit has been up for a few months now. Its going over pretty well, and I thought I would share a few photos of the finished process. Some of the statue's labels already had stands I made several years ago, but with the help of our resident handyman, we made quite … Continue reading George Grey Barnard Exhibit Part II
Hello Readers! All of the projects I've been working on at the museum lately and all of the wonderful support and encouragement I have received for these projects has really got me thinking about going back to school. It has hard to narrow down what exactly I would like to study. At the museum I … Continue reading Taking the Plunge: Pursuing Continuing Educaton
Working at the Kankakee museum for the past few years, I have been able to work on a wide variety of festivals, events and exhibits. Some projects are small, like one day events, while other projects are expansive and take awhile to complete. The largest and most complex exhibit I have ever worked on is … Continue reading The Story of Kankakee County
Hello Readers! About a year ago, a family came into the museum with an old dusty box. Inside this box were two paintings that had been in said box for decades. Upon inspection of the paintings and the canvases we confirmed they were painted by Susanne Small. Susanne grew up in the house on the … Continue reading From Attic to Showroom
Hello Friends! I am lucky enough to have a job where if I think up an idea, I almost always can give it a try. That is how the Museum's Instagram was created. I asked, and I received. Studying Art History in school opened my eyes to the beauty of art found everyday while … Continue reading Not Insta-famous, but we’re getting there.
Hello Friends! As I have mentioned in previous posts, when I began work at the Kankakee Museum I was a design novice, at best. I had no experience with Publisher, let alone any sort of web design software. One day, I was given the responsibility of the website. As some readers may know or have … Continue reading Web Design