Furnishing Reher’s Bakery Part II: Clearing the Shelves, Collecting Memories, and the Sunday List Project

How do you create a museum from an old building filled with cool stuff? You start by learning what objects you have and why this place mattered to the people who spent time there. In the summer of 2017, I worked alongside a talented archivist, Samantha Gomez-Ferrer, to catalogue and … Read More

Snapshot of a January Day

Though we are closed to the public for the winter, behind-the-scenes our whirlwind of activity rivals the busiest summer months! For a sneak peek of the building improvements, new programming, partnerships already underway, and volunteer opportunities for 2020, read this month’s column, “Snapshot of a January Day.” “Snapshot of a … Read More

Shaping the Reher Center

With our first season of public programming behind us and ambitious plans underway for 2020, it’s high time to reflect on the work we’ve done at the Reher Center so far and to share our progress as we move forward. At Reher’s Bakery, Elsie and Gertie were responsible for shaping … Read More