A day at the museum during Christmas through Lowell
By Emma Palova
Lowell, MI – On day 16 of the National Novel Writing Month 50k word challenge, I continued to work on chapter “Bits and Pieces” from the Greenwich Meridian: Where East meets West memoir. Excerpt will follow.
I will be at the Lowell Area Historical Museum again today from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. along with eight other vendors including the museum gift shop. The museum is located at 325 W. Main at the main intersection in downtown Lowell next to Larkin’s Other Place.
We spent a fine day at the museum yesterday enjoying an influx of visitors. At the end of the day, the tally was 470 people.
The museum is one of the finest small town museums in America, currently with a special exhibit about Robert W. Graham who built the Italianate structure in 1873 as a family residence.
Many visitors admired the wallpaper, the floor and the steep staircase. The building also served as a library and it was home to the YMCA.
The museum comes alive this weekend with vendors ranging from soy candles, rocks, wire-rapped jewelry, knitted products and books.
Excerpt: Greenwich Meridian
Bits & Pieces
True, I have broken a lof of stuff in my life. That is both physical and emotional. I have broken crystal glasses and I have broken hearts. I have severed ties with the old country, most of them. What remains are bits and pieces, just like the memorabilia: porcelain spice jars with green clovers and a coffee set from Carlsbad in soft colors with golden etching made by Josefina Loucky Czechoslovakia.
I have broken and I have mended. Ludek fixed some of the broken pieces like the fragile sugar bowl with grey flowers and golden etching from grandma Anna. He glued the broken pieces together. Out of the incomplete coffee set, I have the sugar bowl and two plates left.
To be continued…
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