[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report 10/14

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Sun Oct 14 21:02:45 EDT 2018

I neglected to mention two things.

First is on a sad note. Those of you who may have toured through the other museums at Infoage over the years, particularly the military dioramas, would have likely met Ray Morgan, the WWII veteran who volunteered there often. Unfortunately Ray passed away this past Tuesday at the age of 96. He was an awesome man to talk to, and served with distinction at the battles of Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima to name a couple. (His stories were truly engaging about his time in the military)

The viewing is tomorrow evening at Ely’s in Neptune. https://m.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=raymond-b-morgan&pid=190459966&referrer=0&preview=false

Secondly, and on a much brighter note, Bill I. Stopped by for awhile at the beginning of the day, so he and I got to shoot the breeze for awhile as we had not seen each other for the past few months.

It is amazing how even the quiet days (and we always get some of them) can be some of the most productive ones. That single visitor from the group showed more interest and genuine enthusiasm than I could have hoped for, and was talking about his next visit when he’d have more time to see other areas and bring family/friends back to see the computers as well. That one visitor can make the day, even if no one else shows up. That combined with the Korean War veteran and family I walked with over to the vehicle museum (he needed some help getting up the walkway and into the door) were excited to find out about the other museums (they bypassed most of Infoage to get to the vehicles) and were already planning their next visit.

Those are the types of visitors that are the future of our museum and Infoage, and it’s always a satisfying experience to deal with those types of engaged visitors.


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