The Fruitlands Museum team hopes to raise $5,000 to create a commemorative book called 100 Objects 100 Stories 100 Years at Fruitlands. In addition to crowdsourcing for funds, the organizers are asking people to share their personal memories of visiting the museum.
Some of those stories will be published in the finished book along with essays by Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia author Richard Francis, English professor Cecilia Macheski, and the museum’s chief curator Dr. Michael Volmar. Here’s more from the Kickstarter page:
“We’re asking the public to pick the most popular 100 objects from a portion of our vast collection of transcendental, Shaker, Native American and American art. You can vote for your favorite objects by going to www.fruitlands.org/vote…The voting and story submissions close at the end of January. The photography of the 100 objects will begin soon after and the stories will be selected and sent to the editor.”