What's On Display?
August 08, 2011
Come check out Smithville's eye-catching August displays. There's a cornucopia of handmade baskets in our glass entryway display case. Nearby, a table-top Marilyn Monroe display features a poster of her reading the classics along with a fresh selection of some of her favorite books and authors.
Don't miss the stunning variety of baskets on display including several county fair prizewinners such as the awesomely huge Cherokee laundry basket. Check out the cute egg baskets and "strong and handsome" Williamsburg baskets--all products of the local basket weaving guild. My favorite is the multi-color scrap tote. I could fill that with a lot of scraps. I also like all the fancy adornments: antler handles, feathers, straps and stamps. Come see for yourself!
Our other prominent display shows a side of Marilyn Monroe that most of us don't consider. Did you know that when she passed away on August 5, 1962, she left behind an enormous library of over 400 classics? Some of her favorite titles and authors are on display this month. Stop by and take a look.