Picturing MOMCC

More than seventy fine folks gathered November 3-5 at Wisconsin Rapids, WI for the annual Fall MOMCC Conference. Photos courtesy of MOMCC member Melinda Carricker. Commentary by Rob Burg. One of the many Thursday workshops that were offered:  The Thursday evening opening reception included a "Spirit Walk" at Historic Point Basse.  Getting ready for the opening… Continue reading Picturing MOMCC

“Dressed to the Nines” A Formal Dinner Party!

It isn't often when you see much of MOMCC in their best attire. Well, the ladies always are, but rarely the men. There were period formal wear and modern tuxedos and beautiful dresses of all time periods for dinner last night. Often, the MOMCC dinner-dance has a theme for period clothing/costume contests and this year… Continue reading “Dressed to the Nines” A Formal Dinner Party!

MOMCC Luncheon Town Hall and Keynote

I'm a day late with this post, so forgive me please! For those not in the know, MOMCC has two conferences a year, and the annual meeting is always at the Fall Conference in November. The Spring Conference in March usually has a keynote speaker speaking on a relevant topic. This year our keynote was… Continue reading MOMCC Luncheon Town Hall and Keynote

MOMCC, Afternoon session: Junk Foodways III

It's been so good, this is part three of an ongoing theme being presented by Rick Musselman and Terri Reynolds. Foodways programs have always been a main stay of living history sites, but have we talked about the history of our favorite foods, such as Spam, Underwood Deviled Ham, Ovaltine and Jelly Beans? Where did these come… Continue reading MOMCC, Afternoon session: Junk Foodways III

MOMCC Sessions

Currently sitting in a session by Dan Schoeneberg: "Building Bridges, Connections and Context: An Introduction to Interpretive Thinking". It really doesn't matter what we do in the museum field: administrators, curators, restoration, registrars, exhibit specialists, educators, etc.; it all comes down to the interpretation that we present to our museums' guests. So how do we… Continue reading MOMCC Sessions

MOMCC’s Opening Reception always offers something interesting

Kudos to conference chair Rick Musselman and all of the staff and volunteers of Carriage Hill Metropark for hosting a great opening reception. A great fare of farm made food of breads, preserves, pickled foods, sausages and craft cheese (the only non-farm made food) were offered as refreshments to everyone. After touring the site and having a bite… Continue reading MOMCC’s Opening Reception always offers something interesting

In Dayton for the MOMCC Conference

Greetings from the hometown of Orville and Wilbur Wright! The 2011 Spring MOMCC Conference is officially kicking off at 7pm tonight at Carriage Hill Metropark, but the pre-conference workshops were held all day today. Particpants had the opportunity to tour the Air Force Museum and Huffman Prairie, take a local foods tour, use an outdoor… Continue reading In Dayton for the MOMCC Conference