If you’ve been perusing the front page of the Laurel Leader‘s online edition this week, you’ve seen something extraordinary—a LOT of coverage of the new Lost & Found Laurel exhibit, which enjoyed a tremendously successful grand opening this past Sunday at the Laurel Museum!
Most importantly, the reviews are unanimously positive. An unprecedented 150+ attended the opening, and their enjoyment could be both seen, heard, and felt in the oldest house in Laurel. Jeff Dudley, who manages the Tastee Diner and writes the “Old Town Laurel” column for the Leader said it best:
“…it felt more like a family reunion than a museum event.”
Here’s a selection of articles that have come out so far:
Digging the Past at “Lost & Found Laurel” (by Patti Restivo, Laurel Leader)
For Richard Friend, Finding Lost Laurel is “Labor of Love” (by Patti Restivo, Laurel Leader)
Exhibit Proves You Don’t Know What You’ve Lost, ’til It’s Found (Editorial, Laurel Leader)
Lost & Found Laurel—Pictures (Photo gallery by Nate Pesce, Laurel Leader)
Lost & Found Laurel Opens Sunday at Laurel Museum (by Melanie Dzwonchyk, Laurel Leader)
And this comes on the heels of last week’s media coverage leading up to the grand opening:
Collectors Find Plenty of Laurel Memories (“History Matters” by Kevin Leonard, Laurel Leader)
Laurel History Memorabilia—Pictures (Photo gallery, Laurel Leader)
Amateur Historian Inspires Laurel Museum Exhibit (by Emilie Eastman, The Gazette)
The Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10AM–2PM and Sundays from 1PM–4PM, and the exhibit runs until December 21st. And even if you’ve seen it once, you’ll want to go back—plenty of “new” pieces will be rotated in throughout the year.
Great job of going down memory lane.