Museum Workshop: Home and the Meaning of Place

Home and The Meaning of Place – a workshop series

Next All Ages workshop Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Sandy Spring Museum, 1pm to 4pm

Pictures from the February 27th workshop

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What can we learn from our treasures and memories?

Our first Meaning of Home workshop was held Saturday February 27.  The meaning of home is complex, and unique. It is connected to your experiences and embedded within your heart. Home is a place for your stuff and for your memories…and can include the homes of grandparents, or other historical places or experiences, a beach or mountain vacation home or annual trips to a home country. Our participants ranges in age from 17-mid eighties! We learned about the special collections at the Museum from Curator Lydia Fraser and were able to examine treasured historic objects and sentimental items of personal use or practical use from the historic residents of Sandy Spring. Participants examined personal meaning of home and created beautiful collages symbolic of their own heart home.

Reflection Quotes and Maxims:

-Home is where the heart is.
-Home is not just a place-it is a feeling.
-It is love that makes any place a “home”
-There is no place like
-With you I am home. My home is a person!
-Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.  (Gary Snyder)
-How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home. ( William Faulkner)
-It doesn’t matter whom you love or where you move from or to, you always take yourself with you. If you don’t know who you are, or if you’ve forgotten or misplaced her, then you’ll always feel as if you don’t belong. Anywhere. (xiii) Sarah Ban Breathnach, “Moving On: Creating Your House of Belonging with Simple Abundance”
-Language is the only homeland. Czeslaw Milosz