Thursday, May 1 2008
Approximately 12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
After leaving the Japanese Friendship Garden, we were not yet hungry yet and Tina wanted to explore the surrounding area more so she suggested we trek on to Glendale, Arizona. It immediately dawned on me that Glendale was where the Bead Museum was, where the ISGB found it's roots back in 1995. We had to go, so we went!
The Bead Museum serves the public through exhibitions and programs designed to heighten awareness of peoples' ideas about themselves and their world through the study of beads. Used all over the world, these small, perforated objects speak of ancient links with people, places, and diverse community expressions.
This unique museum was founded in 1984 by Gabrielle Liese and houses an international collection of over 100,000 beads and beaded artifacts. The museum features permanent and changing exhibitions, and education and outreach programs of lectures, tours, and classes for the visitor.
A banner from the ISGB's Trajectories Exhibit
Strunk's Hollow Antique Shop.
Coca-cola memorabilia all over the place
Hope you enjoyed the photos,
with a bit of humorous comentary