It started with the Coordinators Team for the Willits Kinetic Carnivale,
which has drawn the most creative and catalytic people with whom one would ever hope to plan a festival.
Then we rolled out our annual appreciation luncheon for our Museum Volunteer Partners (MVPs),
which include the most engaged and energetic people with whom one would ever hope to run a museum.
That was followed by a meeting of folks all working on our new Native American Cultures exhibit,
a group of the most helpful and handy people with whom one would ever hope to create a new exhibit.
The day was wrapped up by a promising volunteer intern being trained by our key collections volunteer, who showed the amazing model of the ship Frolic that he built, to the illustrator of the amazing detailed drawing of the Frolic we have on display, who just happened to stop by to get information from a very talented volunteer, who is restoring the Museum's dark room to its former glory, and by chance met an acquaintance from Round Valley, whom he had first met 40 years ago, who was visiting the Museum to see our current Native American basket display.
This has happened before: a Friday afternoon when our friends drop by to see what's happening,
and they meet other friends and they all connect around a shared commitment to the Museum and to the community of Mendocino County. Those Friday afternoons at the Mendocino County Museum are magical.