The current exhibition, past/forward, at the Orangetown Museum, was successfully launched by holding an opening reception last week.
The show is on view on Tuesdays (10am - 2pm) and Sundays (1pm to 4pm) at the DePew House.
Even when the museum is all done with exhibition installation, there are more things to set up for various purposes.
For 3 days in next week, the museum is going to welcome 7th-grade students from South Orangetown Middle School.
The students are visiting the Salyer House on their field trip and the museum's will give them a tour and a history lecture on site.
Prior to this educational program for the students, we worked on setting up the gallery in the house this week.
To enrich the exhibit, we picked a mid-19th CE dress from the museum's collection and added it to the Salyer House's gallery.
This dress is made of cotton fabric with flower prints.
The rich design formed with plenty of fabric and elaborate details, such as a number of pintucks and puffy sleeves, were all created by hand stitches.
The piping work was beautifully done all over the dress as well.
This lovely dress has been well preserved by the donor and the museum's collection management.
We placed the dress with other historical materials in one of the galleries at the Salyer House.
This section of the exhibit is going to give the students an image of the style in a domestic scene in 19th century America.
As it was introduced here before, the Salyer house contains a variety of historical objects acquired from this area.
In addition to the house's Dutch architecture, pieces of furniture, tools, craft works, fine art objects and documents create the atmosphere of the old America.
The Salyer House is not currently open to the public, but it will be next week, only for the students' field trip program.
Everything is installed and ready for it.
We hope they will enjoy the lecture and take as much as they can from their visit.