Scrapbook Festival at the Smithsonian...a very under publicized event...too bad.
(1) I got the meet the authors of the book that was featured at this event The Scrapbook in American Life. I encouraged them to do another event, because I didn't hear about this one through my on-line scrapbooking circles so it was not well attended. I did get to hear the presentation of two of the authors...to the scrapbooker it was absolutely amazing. I'll share more about the book as I read through it, but you should make this book your next purchase...already it has helped me not to feel so guilty about the time and energy I think and spend scrapbooking.
(2) My kids at their make-n-take table making a pages with non-archival material...they were so cute, they didn't know what to do with that stuff because they are so well trained to use the best!
(3) A scrapbook display
(4) The archive center was open and had their preservation materials on display. I got to ask questions and I feel really good about my knowledge of archivalness (thanks Creative Memories for the training while I was a consultant).
(5) Scrapbook pages on the wall!
(6) Jonathan checking off one of the scavenger hunt photos...it was a scrapbook (in Magnetic Album) of Dolly Parton. The curator purchased it on Ebay, just for this exhibit! So you never know one day your descendants may make a buck and your scrapbook can end up in the Smithsonian.
(7) A Scrapbook laminated and on display as a touch and feel item in the "Within these Walls" exhibit which focused on stuff you'd find in an early American house. (Love this ideaO may make something similar for my next family reunion so I don't have to question folks about what's on their hands:)!
(8) Scrapbook of magazine clippings on display.
(9) Smithsonian's version of a shadow box...it's Mr. Roger's sweater...also got a photo of Dorothy's ruby red slippers.