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In Thoughts

By Linda Shore

Our Next Excellent Adventure…

On 23, Apr 2017 | 6 Comments | In Thoughts | By Linda Shore

For two long time antique collectors, a dream has come true.

We’ve been offered the opportunity to curate the collections of the museum in Patagonia, the small town in southeastern Arizona we moved to a year ago. This is an assignment we’re both excited about undertaking. Giving back to your community is always a good thing plus the chance to uncover artifacts from a town that was settled in the early 1800’s sounds like heaven on earth to us as collectors.

The Patagonia Museum is housed in a grammar school building that was built in 1914 and was in use until 3 years ago. The building was restored in 2015 but the original architectural features (20’ high ceilings covered with embossed tin tile, wooden plank flooring, plaster walls and a melodious bell in the bell tower) remain intact which makes it an interesting setting for a regional museum. Ranching, the railroad, mining and the unique biodiversity found in this area are the underpinnings of the town’s history and we’re looking forward to capturing those stories in the museum’s exhibits.

But first things first…there’s an inventory system that needs to be developed and display cases that need to be build before we can get to the real fun – hunting for hidden treasure.


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  1. Wow! This sounds like an amazing adventure! With your keen eye and sense of style, I am SURE you will curate a fabulous exhibit! Can’t wait to see pictures as your journey develops.

    • Linda Shore

      Thank you, JD. A local quilt guild held a two day fund raiser in the museum this weekend. They did all the setup; we just assisted them with the facility. The good news is they were so impressed by the school itself that we talked about planning a vintage quilt exhibit for this fall. What a fun beginning.

      • I hope you’ll keep us posted with new pictures and updates as you continue on this project! Will be fun to see how it develops!

  2. Congratulations Linda! What a fun opportunity and I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

    • Linda Shore

      Thanks a bunch, Tina. This is one of the “thrill of the hunt” scenarios so we’re looking forward to what comes next too.

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