Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Displaying Knowledge

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Displaying Knowledge

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PRESIDENT'S SPACE

My wife Donna and I just returned from the annual PAST meeting in San Diego and enjoyed seeing old friends while taking in the activities, auction, exhibits and the wonderful weather. The theme of the meeting this year was "If I Had A Hammer,"and there were a number of excellent displays. At any meeting, the displays play an important role in sharing knowledge of tools and early industries with others. A well planned display can provide new insights and information, raise or answer questions, spark a new interest that can be further pursued, or provide a source from which you can add to your collection. The photos included here show just two of the fine exhibits that were on display from which the attendees could learn.

Our annual meeting will be held in Burlington, Vermont, from May 28-31. I encourage you to begin planning an exhibit to bring along and display. The themes this year will be Tool Makers of Vermont, Maritime Tools, or tools of your choice that you feel would be of interest to your fellow EAIA members.

Judy McMillen and Ted Ingraham have been working hard to make this a great meeting and have lined up some very interesting speakers. Ted mentioned to me that among the speakers would be Jan Lewandoski, an expert on timber frame preservation who will be speaking on Chinese Tools. He has been working on the Yin Yu Tang project with the Peabody Essex Museum and the Xiuning Country Cultural Relics Administration of China. …

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