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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Leslie Museum Now Opened!

Good news comes from Joan Hoffman's newsletter that the Holling museum has reopened after the flooding that temporaily put it out of business. She writes:

"Now we are back in business. The museum looks great and we had the best ever June visitor attendance. The Holling display portion of the museum turned out well, I think. Thanks to generous gifts of Holling items along with what we had, the displays have taken on a new look."

Main display parts, unified by labeled miniature canoe paddles, include:
• A two shelf glass case houses Holling items telling the story of Holling's years in the local area. On top of the case is an aquarium with two live hermit crabs. They help us tell the story of Pagoo.
• On the wall behind the glass case hang a framed portrait of Holling and three of his framed original paintings.
• On the left is a divider. This will be a rotating display of Holling's commercial art work. Currently appearing are Junior Home Magazine covers from 1928-29.
• To the right is a tall multi-shelved cabinet displaying Holling's children's books. There is a spot for Paddle, a model pueblo, a picture of the Hollings in the late 1930s looking over several of their World Museum dioramas,an assembled diorama and much more. Atop the cabinet is the long bow Holling made and used.
• Holling's Army jacket also is displayed. The story about that jacket appears elsewhere in the newsletter and earlier in this blog.