Thursday, June 29, 2006

Opening a WW2 Museum

For the past 3 years or so, much of my free time has been spent researching, collecting information and organizing things to prepare to open a museum which focuses on the soldiers of World War Two. Our collection is huge. We visited the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and spent the day there. We have more WW2 stuff than they do, which surprised me greatly. We have been collecting, seriously, for years with the hopes of opening a museum and it's getting closer and closer. What I am working on now is researching grants to see what's available. I have found quite a few that I am going to apply for and that will be the next big leg of this project. I am not at all fond of paperwork. I don't mind researcing, digging, finding things but I HATE FILLING IN FORMS, DIGGING UP DOCUMENTATION TO PROVE WHO I AM, MONOTONOUS.... OVER and OVER again signing of my name, typing the same thing TIME AND TIME AGAIN! I am not looking forward to this leg of the project but I know that once it's OVER, I will get a nice grant with which to start the museum.

4 comments:

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

WOW Gabi! I'm speechless! You amaze me with your passion for the past. What an accomplishment!

Tracie said...

That is awesome Gabi! I for one will definitely make a trip out to see your collection. And you are so right, once the paperwork is behind you, you will have a great museum and hopefully forget all about the monotony of getting to that point! Lots of luck on that and keep me posted!!!!

Ouissi Gresty said...

Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog...I think the image came before the idea...I have always loved the proud looks on the faces of the children if not the guns! I thought it would be nice to replce them with something more peaceful! The rest of the detail just kind of evolved...

I love the fabulous museum idea...a great way of preserving the memories, achievemnets & sacrifices of a previous generation

Ouissi x

Maria said...

Very cool Gabi! Have you ever been to the National WWII Museum in New Orleans (it used to be called the D-Day Museum, but they just re-named it)? It's well worth the trip - probably one of the most interesting war-related museums I've ever been to.
Good luck with yours - that's such a cool goal. Where are you looking to open it?