Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Exciting News!

I've been gradually releasing this announcement over various platforms as things get more solid. This is a pretty serious platform, so I wanted to wait until everything was totally and completely for certain. (I'm writing this ahead of time, when things are only about 99.9999% certain, and I'm so nervous about that last 0.0001%, I can't even.)

Starting very soon, I'm going to be the collections manager/educator at the Silas Wright House/St. Lawrence County Historical Association (http://slcha.org/)! This is it, this is the first step in my career, my first permanent position in a museum. This is terrifying and unsettling.

This probably means not too much for the blog. I should be able to manage a job as well as one post a week! If anything, I may get to write about specific objects in the collections or people and events of the area, either for myself or for the museum.

Also, you know what's really my bag. Patterns. Access to what looks like a pretty sizable collection of clothes is basically my dream! It's too early to say exactly what's going to happen there, but it's definitely a priority for me to talk to the director and see about producing either a pattern book or packet patterns, either independently or for the museum.

Which then brings me to my sewing output (which I'm pretty sure isn't something that brought you here ...). I'm not quite sure what's going to happen there. I am working on a bustle gown for a wedding, so you know that has to happen. There's also a Regency morning dress that has to happen so that I can, you know, dress Regency and talk about my book, I got Regency boots for Christmas specifically so I could do this.

Apart from that, though, I'm not sure what's going to happen in the year ahead. Canton is too far from the Empire State Costumers to go to our (*sniff* their) events, and I won't have a partner-in-crime to organize mini Victorian picnics with. There don't seem to be many War of 1812 events in the area, and there are only a couple of Civil War reenactments. Well, we shall see what life brings.

6 comments:

  1. Dear Cassidy,

    Warmest congraulations! A good first step, and just think of the summertime options for getting out along that river, and perhaps over the river and through the woods to Canada. Perhaps some contacts there might be possible? There are a few out there.

    Please let us know how it all goes, and may those first box-openings in the collections be just magical,

    Natalie

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    What a wonderful opportunity! Your career is off to a great start, and they are very fortunate to have you.

    Thank you for sharing the good news. I'm so glad for you!!

    Alison

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  3. Congratulations, that's wonderful news! It sounds like the perfect job for you.
    Anna-Carin

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  4. Congratulations!!

    Great news, I'm delighted for you.

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  5. Terrific news! I look forward to hearing all about what you're doing, and discovering, as you make your way. As to partners in crime to join you on reenactment events, I'm sure you will have many chances to meet folks who are interested in the collection!
    The very vest of luck!
    Nancy N

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