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Looking to Start a New Mexico Group of Former DODDS Teachers & Students

By Circe Olson Woessner

Recently, several former DoDDS teachers came to visit the Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF). They had such a great time going through it, pouring through our yearbook collection, admiring the artifacts collected by fellow teacher Dorothy Cox, and swapping stories of their own years of teaching at various schools around the world.

Since having moved to Albuquerque, I’ve run into several DoDDs teachers who live here. One of them, Betty Follett suggested there must be more living in the state.

She says, “I’d like to find teachers, aides, students–anyone connected to DoDDS in New Mexico who might want to get together once in a while to share our experiences overseas.”

I thought that it would be great to host the first get-together in the Museum’s garden on April 28, 2018 from 1:00-3:00. Light refreshments will be served.

MAMF is located at 546B State Route 333 (Old Route 66), right next to Molly’s Bar, in Tijeras.

Please RSVP to Betty Suva Barron Follett  at (505) 565-2451

 


Art workshops in March

The Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center and the Rio Grande Credit Union have partnered together to host a workshop: “Discovering the Self Through Self Portraits”. This workshop for veterans and military families will be facilitated by Santa Fe artist Amy Stein.

This innovative class helps participants find their inner-artist/self, with an exciting and eye-opening step-by-step approach to drawing portraits. Using a combination of drawing skills, visualization, and guided imagery, participants reach deep parts of themselves previously unavailable, and create striking and meaningful works of art.

The portraits will be on display in April at the museum, located at 546B state highway 333, Tijeras.


MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY & LEARNING CENTER (MAMF) TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT FOR PRESERVATION PROGRAM

CAP-logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2018

Museum Contact: Dr. Circe Olson Woessner  

Phone (505) 504-6830

Email: militaryfamilymuseum@comcast.net

FAIC Contact: Tiffani Emig  

Phone: 202-750-3346

Email: temig@conservation-us.org

MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY & LEARNING CENTER (MAMF) TO PARTICIPATE IN COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT FOR PRESERVATION PROGRAM

TIJERAS–  MAMF announces that it is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

MAMF Founder and Director, Dr. Circe Olson Woessner said, “As a fairly new museum with a large, diverse collection of artifacts, we want to ensure that we are doing the best we can to preserve the history of America’s military families. As we continue to grow and evolve, we want to ensure our museum upholds high standards.”

“Simply by applying for the CAP program, the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” said Tiffani Emig, Programs Director for FAIC.

The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant making agency that supports museums and libraries.

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About  the Museum of the American Military Family & Learning Center

MAMF is located at 546B Highway 333, Tijeras, NM 87059  and specializes in books and artifacts telling the stories of military family members. Learn more at militaryfamilymuseum.org.

About FAIC

FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at www.conservation-us.org/foundation.

About IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram .


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