Pop-Up Museum organized for Oct. 24

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a Pop-Up Museum event on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Douglas Library, in conjunction with their satellite exhibit Ordinary Things/Extraordinary Tales. This event is an opportunity for community members to share stories about objects by participating in the creation of an “instant” exhibit, and works much like a show-and-tell.

In 2013 and 2014, members of the community were invited by the Museum to pick out an object from collection storage and write a label containing a personal response or story. The results were displayed in exhibits at the City Museum. Now, three of these object/story pairs are displayed in the lobby cases at the Douglas Library, selected because their writers have a personal connection to Douglas Island – Emily Wall, Ross Soboleff and Genevieve Gagne-Hawes.

On Oct. 24, members of the public are invited to bring their own ordinary object with a story to tell to put on display just for the afternoon, and then look at and read the object stories of others. All materials for writing object labels will be provided, as well as spare objects to prompt stories.

For more information regarding this event or other upcoming programs, visit www.juneau.org/ museum or call 586-3572

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