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Bring an object & tell its story.

You know that old letter you read over and over that makes you feel good? Or the ones your parents wrote to one another during the Korean War? What about that picture of your grandparents that inspires you every time you feel like giving up? Or the one of you with that diploma that reminds you how far you’ve come… or that instrument your father gave you when you were 17 which he received from his father when he was young? Food, clothing, paintings, jewelry etc.... Bring these & any other object that has a story to show and tell.

Remember you don't have to show & tell... you can just look & listen. Come for the whole time or just a little while. Bring your friends & learn more about their life!

I look forward to seeing/meeting you! Martie

Upcoming events (5)

Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors & Civilians

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$5-10 donation to the Veterans Yoga Project (https://www.veteransyogaproject.org/) accepted. Everyone is welcome. The history of Veteran’s Day can be told through the many United States veterans who’ve served our country and its people in our military, over the course of our existence, as well as their loved ones and other civilians impacted by these conflicts. From our “veteran” veterans - those World War II veterans who fought on the beaches of Normandy or in the island-hopping campaign of the Pacific Islands, and the vets of the Vietnam conflict, on up through to those younger veterans who’ve served in our most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – all veterans & civilians have their stories to share about war. Most people keep a piece of that history – something connected to those stories - within their very homes – an object they’ve saved from their experience that bears witness to a past battle, a picture that tells a tale of a more recent conflict, a photo of an Army buddy who pasted away recently, those medals you inherited from your great uncle, a pair of combat boots or dog tags, a tattoo that honors a loved one lost, a treasured letter from a loved one….or even a sharp interest in hearing about and seeing such objects shared in a friendly setting. Join us at the Old Stone House – where many hundreds of our patriots once lost their lives defending these United States – to see, hear, and experience some of the history experienced by our many veterans and civilians. You’ll not only learn more about their service, but you'll make some new friends, and share, if you like, some of your very own stories. Every Thing has a story. Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome – veteran & civilian alike - to share their stories with a 3 minute time limit. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Period. Just want to come and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.

Show & Tale: Morbid Anatomy (Occult Day)

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We don’t like to think about it, or perhaps we do, but death is an integral part of life and should be honored through storytelling. Did you preserve the frog you dissected in high school in a jar, much to your mother’s dismay? Or did you save your only child’s very first baby tooth? Or after your father died, did you find your grandmother’s art deco jewelry box in the back of a closet with a lock of his hair from his first baby hair cut? Or maybe you have a child’s urn--with the remains of your first dog--who your parents insisted on cremating rather than burying in the back yard? So bring your bones, feathers, teeth, ashes, locks of hair, hair art, body parts preserved in a jar, death-related art, cremation jewelry or urns and share their story. . .Every Thing (death and life-related) has a story. Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome to share the story of the thing they keep. Remember you don’t have to show and tell. . .you can just look and listen; observers are always welcome!

Show & Tale: Artists, Inspiration & Tools (Small Biz Sat)

Whether they are from today or 75+ years ago, bring your past and present objects that inspire you. Was an ancestor or is a family member an artist/crafter/designer? Did you inherit a tool of their trade or have a photo or piece of artwork? Or does a present day object remind you of them or inspire you as an artist? What or who inspired you to create at the start of your career? Or now? Is there a card/letter you take out to read when you’re feeling down? A favorite mug or sweater that comforts you or brings a smile to your face? Bring a piece of your personal history & share its story. Bring photos, letters, lockets or locks of hair, cameras, jewelry, paintbrushes, woodworking tools, aprons, books, paintings or prints & any other object that represents or connects you to art! Bring your ephemera, your textiles, tools & inspirational objects. Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome to share with a 3 minute time limit. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Just want to come and listen? Awesome. Observers always welcome.

Show & Tale: HIV & AIDS

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Join us for the 3rd Show & Tale in honor of World AIDS Day, a date that originated in 1988 and has been a powerful reminder of HIV and AIDS ever since. We invite attendees to bring an object/photo of importance to them as it relates to their past or present experience with HIV and AIDS. Not everyone has lost a loved one to this disease but almost everyone’s lives have been touched by it in one way or another. Do you have photos of the March on Washington or pieces of the AIDS Quilt? ACT-UP fliers, magazine or newspaper clippings? Meeting notes, poems & other pieces of your/their archive? World AIDS Day not only enables us to memorialize those who have died, but to raise awareness and show support for those living HIV+ lives. Show & Tale is like Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth, or your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome to share with a 3 minute time limit. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just come and Show your object and share its Tale. Just want to come and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.

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