40 for 40 Exhibit

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IGreetersJuly 14, 2018 – January 2019

Opening Reception

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Members 6-7 pm

General Public 7-9 pm

A treasure hunt awaits visitors to the 40-for-40 exhibit at Ellarslie! Forty of the most significant objects in the museum collection will be on view…however, visitors will face the challenge of finding them. Some, like the monumental vase exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis exposition will be on plain view, finding the Trent Tiles may be more of a challenge.


Trustee Diane Ciccone, curator of the exhibit, and the collections committee have combed the archives to find the most important objects in the museum collection, some, brought out of storage, have not seen in many years. After the visitor completes the “treasure hunt’” they can nominate #41 as an additional “object” for the list.


On Sunday July 15, at 2 pm, there will be a free guided tour of the 40-for-40 exhibit, led by David Bosted, trustee and historian.


The 40-for-40 Exhibit is part of Ellarslie’s 40th anniversary that will culminate in a celebration on October 13, 2018.