2014 Sneak Peak

Should old acquaintance be forgot

and never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintance be forgot

and old lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,

For auld lang syne,

We’ll take a cup of kindness yet,

For auld lang syne.

Well, I’m sure that we’ll all be singing this song in short order, whether you’re watching the ball drop in New York City, on television, or at one of the local ball dropping events that towns around the state have started hosting. (Sidenote: Kalamazoo puts on a good show; I know from experience.) But did you know that the classic song “Auld Lang Syne” was written by Scottish poet Robert Burns in 1788 and asks whether it’s right to forget the past and old friendships as the new year starts. Auld lang syne roughly translates to “long, long ago,” “old times,” or “days gone by.” The literal translation is “old long since,” which of course makes no sense to English speakers.

 

Well, although we don’t want to forget about the fabulous year of 2013 at the Whaley House, I’m very very excited about what’s headed this way for 2014. There will be book clubs, linen shows, Gilded Age games, a new and improved House in Mourning program, Christmas at Whaley House, and more! Stay connected through the blog, Facebook, or simply call us at 810-471-4714 to stay up to date with all of these wonderful programs!

Start reading now! At the end of January the “Murder Most Foul” Book Club will meet for the first time and discuss this piece about murder in America’s Gilded AgeĀ 

 

I’m currently conducting research for a program on the ways women bonded and moved beyond the domestic sphere through things like quilting bees and sewing circles! This program will couple with a grand reveal of Linen Room and our wonderful linen collection!

 

 

This year’s House in Mourning program will be bigger, better, and bring more attention to the spiritualist movement which moved people to attempt to communicate with the dead!

 

 

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