Today, most of our SAA staff was on site to help out with Pie-O-Neer Day at the Bush House Museum. The museum hosted a yummy pie contest, quilt silent auction, kids traditional craft activities and an exhibit of heirloom utility quilts.
As part of the festivities today, the Galleries Program hosted Harriet Fasenfest, author of A Householder’s Guide to the Universe. She talked about pickling, canning and other domestic arts that are currently experiencing a renaissance, especially among a younger demographic that has discovered joy in progressive homemaking and urban farming. Didn’t make it to the author reading? No worries! Harriet’s book is available for purchase in our Gift Gallery here at the Art Center.
All this has been great fun, but the best part was Sal. Sal is the Oregon Pioneer and he sits atop the Capitol Building in all his golden splendor. Travel Salem has organized a promotional initiative called “Our Pal, Sal!” during which Sal makes special appearances all over Salem. We got Sal for the day and took him on a little sightseeing tour of the Bush Barn Art Center and Bush House Museum. Needless to say, he was impressed!