A Visit to the Mount Clare Museum House!

Posted on December 29, 2010 by

Last week the Collections staff of the JMM decided to go visit former volunteer Debbie Farthing at her new (old) home at the Mount Clare Museum House! The house was all decked out in its Christmas season finery and we had a great time getting a full tour (we even got to peek into the back offices and storage areas) and catching up with Debbie.

Jennifer takes the stairs like royalty.

Jobi is tickled pink by the awesome greeting card Debbie picked out for her.

Some beautiful stairway decorations.

Debbie tells us about some of the objects on display.

Margaret Carroll's fabulous dress.

I thought this painted table was pretty neat.

Especially because it pictures Mount Clare itself on it!

Jobi demonstrates for us in front of the "pouting room." Don't you wish you had one of those?

Pretty chair, right? Guess what! It's hiding a chamber pot underneath!

Me, Debbie and Jenn under a kissing ball.

Where curators belong...locked in a closet.

But alas, eventually our tour ended and it was time to go. Debbie went back to work, Jobi and Jennifer headed back to their vacations and me? I went home sick. But at least I got to see Mount Clare dressed up for the holidays! We can’t thank Debbie enough for taking the time out of her day to show us around and really make Mount Clare House and the Carrolls come alive!

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