It has been so busy at NHS that I wanted to give you all a overview of some of the new things at NHS for 2016.
Store & Museum Admission
The NHS Store has gone through an overhaul and now our entire stock is in a new point of sale system. It also means that our online store in now expanded. Take a look at that if you cannot make it down to NHS. The new system will help us a with inventory management and provide better products to our customers. The new system also came with a new cash register so if you are in the store supporting NHS please be patient with us as we learn the new system.
In addition, we are now in our “winter hours” which means we are closed on Mondays. The store and the museum will be closed on Monday from now until March. However, NHS staff will be on site to assist research request and other inquires. We just ask that you call ahead.
Finally, at the end of 2015, the NHS board voted to increase our regular museum admission from $4.00 to $5.00. This small increase will help offset a rise in utility expenses.
It is always a sad time when an exhibit comes down. The final 40 for 40 exhibit will be coming down on January 15. It was a great run in 2015 with three very unique exhibits celebrating our 40th anniversary.
But when an exhibit comes down a new one will take its place. In late February or early March a new exhibit will go up focusing on two of Northfield’s earliest photographers, Ira Sumner and E.N. James. The exhibit will feature large prints of some of their most memorable images.
The reason for the gap in the take down and install time of the new exhibit is, the gallery space will be undergoing a small renovation in preparation for the new display of Malt-O-Meal artifacts that will open in June.
We have some great programs in the pipeline this year along with some great exhibits. Check back here for the most up-to-date information on what is going on at NHS!