The Laurel Historical Society is planning its 2014 exhibition, and it’s inspired in part by Lost Laurel! Executive Director Lindsey Baker and I have begun discussing possible ideas for an exhibit that would shine a light on many of the past businesses documented here, as well as some of the great new places that have emerged in recent years—perhaps sweet spots like The Double Dipper Ice Cream Parlor, for instance. The exhibition is tentatively being called “Lost…and Found Laurel”, and here’s what they’re saying:
We’re planning our next exhibit and we want your help! Tentatively titled “Lost…and Found Laurel,” it will explore how Laurel has changed over the years. What’s been “lost” in the community but also what great new things have been “found.” So whether you’re new to Laurel or have been here for years, your opinion counts! Help us plan our next exhibit by taking this quick survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R9J2GDY
Please take a moment to check out their survey to help give them an idea of the types of places you’d be most interested in seeing represented. More importantly, let them know if there’s anything you might be able to share—this exhibition is a fantastic crowdsourcing opportunity, and while I’ve already pledged to loan anything in the Lost Laurel collection, that’s merely the tip of the iceberg.
Also be sure to follow the Laurel Historical Society on Facebook, and tell them that Lost Laurel sent you!