Benvenuto, sadly this is the last blog post of this internship. Naturally, I have saved the best for last. The picture below is part of my exhibit, which centers on one particular sewing machine. This machine is not just any piece of machinery, for it came out of the Preston Place (a really really old home here in Salem). It is a Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine from the mid-19th century.
I knew that I wanted this mini exhibit to be different because Alex told me every intern wants to do medical stuff; I want to be different and remembered this sewing machine. In this exhibit, I focus on this company because it has an interesting background. I have displayed the founding’s of the company, advertisements, and patents. Note this exhibit starts in this corner but continues up the staircase. As an extra piece, I have included an interactive exhibit, which I’m going to keep a secret, you will have to go to the Salem Museum and find out for yourselves 😊.