Special to the Booster
WOODVILLE – This has been a dreadfully hot and dry summer in Tyler County. One way of helping relieve the misery of heat is to use a hand fan.
Did you know that hand fans originated over 4,000 years ago? Hand fans were even found in King Tut’s tomb. So what do hand fans have to do with the Allan Shivers Museum? Marialice Shivers was very fond of hand fans and is shown in several portraits with a fan as an accessory. The ALSM will be featuring a variety of “Pop-Up” exhibits displayed in the Exhibit Hall of the museum throughout the year. Hand fans are the first of
more to come.
Several of Mrs. Shivers fans will be on display as well as many other vintage fans that will tell the history of hand fans with a display of the three basic types of hand fans, the bris, the cockade, and the rigid shape. Come learn more about fans from the exhibit that opened on Tuesday, Sept. 12, and will run through Oct. 21.
The special ticket price to tour only the Pop-Up exhibits will be $1.00 and can be purchased at the library check out desk. However, the price of the Pop-Up exhibit is included in the regular ticket price for a full museum tour.
The museum is open 10 a.m. –3 p.m., Tuesday – Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday.