On March 4, 2014, Blogger published 60 posts on how to create your family museum. This week, I want to return to the first five posts to regenerate the awareness and enthusiasm that has been initiated by this endeavor to preserve and display your family heritage, bringing into effect the sense of accomplishment that your whole family can take part in and share in this honorable achievement.
|Keith & Lizzie's Museum|
“There’s a world of wisdom in our personal stories. Your life is a legacy, a gift that only you can give. Why waste something so precious?” Dolly Berthelot
|Tiffeni & Charlie's Museum|
STOP throwing or giving your memories away and START creating today Your Family Museum. This blog will not instruct you on how to unclutter your home or how to rightsize, downsize, rearrange or reprioritize your life. It is about having fun selecting, displaying and honoring your family's history by creating a special place in your home for your keepsakes, heirlooms and other artifacts that celebrates the family's heritage, giving a new meaning and value for you today and for the future.
As we all know and sometimes grumble about, most things these days are mass-produced, used, expended and discarded. However, what about those things that have lasted, perhaps several lifetimes that should be saved and passed on? If we do not preserve those things, what will we have that shows regard and respect for our past family members for the future? Now, you may agree with wanting to save your heritage, however, you may feel you are not sure how or do not have the space in your home to showcase your history.
Room after room, looking for space, but have no fear, I will show you the place!
Where to Begin posts will instruct and show how, where and with what you can use to construct your family museum. Detailed examples, step-by-step advice, pictures and stories will offer suggestions you may feel will help you to achieve creating your museum.
Posts will cover a myriad of subjects related to the items in my Family Museum. Collecting/Collections, Thanks for the Memories, Daily Themes, and links to featured websites. Also information on preservation and conservation and helpful resources round out the blogs offerings. Future posts will be about creating children's, grandchildren's and Grandparents Museums.
We all have stories to tell and I would appreciate my readers to share theirs. This may in turn give you an opportunity to reconnect with your feelings on what and why you saved the things you did. You can shine a light on a particular family member, friend or event that holds some special meaning for you. Heirlooms are most endearing, for many people can relate to your story because perhaps they have a like-wise item or memory to share.
The past has value. It teaches us who we are and where we came from. This blog is not only about looking back, it is about looking to the future. As you create your family museum, you will find the endeavor edifying, entertaining and most of all FUN! So get ready and create Your Family Museum.
“A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational and economical legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.” Steve Berry, Author
Note: I look forward to your comments, remarks or observations. Thank you.
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