Last Tuesday, staff from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Museum on Main Street (MoMS), the Federation of State Humanities Councils, and OEC gathered along with other guests to celebrate the completion and shipping of the last of 5 copies of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music for their tours in Idaho, Mississippi, Illinois, Guam, and Washington.
This has been an extensive project that has touched every aspect and staff member at OEC. Consultation on the project began in November 2004, moving to design and editing in October 2005, and production in July 2006.
The production of New Harmonies has been featured in other entries here and here.
See more photos of the reception and the preview installation of New Harmonies.
top photo: Devra Wexler and Ruth Trevarrow from SITES play with the diddley bow in the Blues kiosk.
bottom photo: Rosemary Regan, OEC editor, and Dan Meijer, SI contractor, get their zydeco groove on.