Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dory Hicks Retrospective Opens 25th Jubilee Season

Dory Hicks originally wrote and illustrated the Redmen Hall Coloring Book in the 1980s as a “Restore Redmen Hall Project” to raise funds for the repair of the building.

When Friends of Skamokawa board member and archivist Keith Hoofnagle was searching for a special project for the “Silver Jubilee,” he chose Hicks’ original coloring book. “Though produced on a very limited budget, Dory’s drawings bringing the Skamokawa Central School of the 1890s to 1910s to life, exuded great charm,” Hoofnagle stated. “The reprint is a way of celebrating by stepping lightly into the past, retrieving something very special, giving it new life and recycling it as interpretive publication and fundraiser.”

A limited number of editions have been reprinted. The books will be available during normal opening hours this year, Thursdays through Sundays from noon till 4 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Annual Clean Up at the Hall

Many hands helped with a myriad of jobs around the all this past week. The gift shop now sports a new shelf for more books, some original art by Dory Hicks was found, the school room display has had a complete cleaning. Display racks have been repaired, light fixtures have been cleaned and lightbulbs replaced. Fresh paint was applied and general repairs were caught up on. All is ready for the re-opening of the Hall in February!

All photos by Lisa Mooers