[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report + new shelves installed

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Sun Sep 4 00:58:08 EDT 2016

I went to the museum today. Only a few visitors, but they were very 
interested in our displays so it was good. One person who's in NJARC 
said he worked for DEC. The other group was a family; the father was 49 
and seemed ecstatic showing his teenage daughter the computer culture of 
his own childhood.

Steve A. came by at 5pm. We made a plan to install wooden shelves in the 
modern history exhibit, which was left unfinished when we all ran out of 
time before VCF East XI followed by my leg surgery, etc.

We went to Home Depot. They cut the wood to our specs -- 48x16 for the 
bottom shelf, then 48x14, 48x12, and 48x10 going up the wall. We also 
reduced the height between shelves -- 15 inches above the lowest shelf, 
then 13, then 11. The staggered depths/heights create a nice effect for 
the display overall.

I'll be back at the museum on Friday. Dean and I are going to continue 
working on the exhibit. We paint the sides and bottoms of the shelves 
(and the brackets) green, same as the wall. We will paint the shelf tops 
white to highlight the artifacts.

Many of the artifacts are small. When the shelves are complete, we will 
install plexi in front of the display so visitors cannot touch it.

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