Church Service this weekend!

You are cordially invited to attend church services at the museum this week. The Episcopal service will be held at 10:00 am Sunday, August 24 in the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the museum grounds.   The service will be Holy Communion (Mass).  Included in the service will be a Confirmation celebrated by Bishop Brian Prior.  The congregation of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Alexandria meets here once every summer to consecrate the church once used here in Glenwood.

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Picturesque sites around Pope County

As we prepare to host the first ever Glacial Lakes Plein Air festival, we have been brainstorming some of our favorite sites around the county to share with the visiting artists. Here are some of our suggestions…what are yours?

Glenwood From Mt. Lookout

Glenwood From Mt. Lookout

We have quaint downtown areas in communities throughout the county.

There are beautiful churches, open prairies, lovely flowers.

You can’t forget Historic Terrace or the buildings here at our own museum.

The Lake offers endless possibilities – from scenic overlooks, to shoreline views.

Indherred Church

Indherred Church

Terrace Mill

Terrace Mill

Glenwood from the Indian Mound

Glenwood from the Indian Mound

Pope County Courthouse

Pope County Courthouse

The Bickle House

The Bickle House

Native plants on our many prairies.

Native plants on our many prairies.

Flowers everywhere

Flowers everywhere

Rustic buildings like this one at the Pope County Museum

Rustic buildings like this one at the Pope County Museum

Pretty farms

Pretty farms

Sweeping prairie vistas

Sweeping prairie vistas

Beautiful Lake views and sunsets

Beautiful Lake views and sunsets

Downtown Starbuck

Downtown Starbuck

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Used Art Sale. Local Artists

This gallery contains 26 photos.

 

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Plein Air Festival Coming to Pope County

001The Pope County Museum will be the host site for the first ever Glacial Lakes Plein Air Festival August 13-16. Plein Air means to paint outdoors rather than from a photograph or from memory. Artist from near and far will come to Pope County to paint our landscapes and scenic buildings – outdoors on site.

We hope you can visit us on Saturday, August 16th to see the finished works of art and to meet the artists.

The full schedule and artist registration information can be found at the Glacial Lakes Plein Air website.

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Poster Collection

036Our museum has received a large collection of vintage posters to use for fundraising purposes. It is an impressive collection of original lithographs and we are seeking interested buyers.031033 There are European travel posters, French opera posters and advertizing posters.

Please contact the museum for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a sampling of the posters available:

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $80

“The Rapid” stone lithograph from 1920 by Raoul Dion. It has sold for $100-2,ooo in art auctions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As of Thursday, July 24, 2014 the bid is at $75

Air France poster. Lithograph from 1935. Linen-backed on foam core.

Has sold for over $300 in other auctions.

 

 

 

 

 

27aDon Quiote opera poster by Gorge Rochegrosse from 1910.

It has sold for $1-2,000 at auction, but the opera posters in this collection are mounted on foam core, which reduces their monetary value, but not their beauty.

 

 

 

 

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $215

Maurin Quina lithograph by Leonetto Capiello from 1906. This poster is over five feet tall!

It has sold for $1-3,000 at auctions.

This one is not linen backed but still very delicate paper with no creases

 

 

 

Here is the full collection:

New additions to the available posters! These are all loose paper. Not linen backed or mounted to anything.

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This poster is SOLD.

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This second copy of this poster is SOLD.

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This poster is SOLD.

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $40

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $60

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $70

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $110

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As of Thursday, July 24, 2014 the bid is at $80

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $50

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $50

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $65

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $50

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $50

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $50

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Bid as of 5pm Friday July 25, 2014 $50

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Fine Art and Poster Sale

003Make plans to join us for a Fine Art and Poster Sale during Waterama. (Wednesday. July 23 – Saturday, July 26) Donations of original works, prints and posters are rolling in! There is sure to be something here to fit your decor!001

 

 

If you have any new or gently used artwork, prints or posters that you would like to donate, please drop it off at the museum Tuesday – Saturday 10-5, or give us a call and we can make arrangements to pick it up.

All proceeds go to benefit the Pope County Historical Society.

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Lee Paulson photo collection

With the passing of Lee Paulson, longtime Glenwood English teacher and theater director,  many people are sharing their memories in face to face conversations throughout the community and in virtual conversations on-line.

001Yesterday, his family gifted a large stack of photo albums and boxes of photos from his collection. There are production and backstage photos from High School and community plays dating back to the 1950s. It is a real treasure for the museum, and we are grateful to his family for sharing them with us.

Sorting and identifying these photos will take a long time, but we encourage his former thespians to come in and help us identify the plays and the actors/crew members depicted in the photos.

All three staff members here at the museum have been involved in theater through the years and are able to identify many of the faces in the images. We enjoyed looking through the images this morning as a stroll down memory lane.

 

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