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    DQ display at Lott Home museum

    Hi all,
    One of the museums I curate, the C. F. Lott home has a display room that changes frequently highlighting local collectors, etc. I was asked to do the display this month (length of display varies, this MIGHT be up until December), so I did a Steamboat memento display utilizing some of my "stuff"
    I've titled the display, "Steamboat Crazy" " First photo. The rest of the photos should be self-expanitory. Photo two shows the top left shelf, with mugs and a 1960's tray showing the Belle of Louisville and a text card about the Save the DQ subject. Photo three is of the left middle shelf, with a picture of the Rollers, and one of Pres. Carter and family on the stage, Mardi Gras DQSB necklace, some DQ & MQ coasters, my PSBS name badge, and a deck of Gordon C. Greene playing cards. More pics next posting
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    More photos

    First photo is of the left bottom shelf with a ceramic DQ, a piece of paddle wood, a late 1979s dinner plate, a commemorative plate and a nice drawing we bought on the landing at Natchez. on the floor of the display case is a DQ placemat. The second photo is the right top shelf with a DQ pillow and a photo album. The third photo shows the second shelf with some Riverboat books, an AQ dedication bell, DQ belt buckel and some other trinkets. Underneath this shelf is a '75 brochure showing deck plans and those "expensive $375 cruises!" One more set of pics, if I'm not boring you!
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      #3
      Last set of pics

      First photo is a close-up of the upper shelf sign telling of the DQ's plight, the second photo is a "Save the DQ poster in a brochure dispensing holder, with my 1/4 page handouts (I keep the copy machines at staples going!).
      I hope this display helps a bit, there should be a story about it in the local paper next week.
      Speaking of newspaper stories, the Sacramento (CA) Bee had a travel article on the DQ & the QE2 being retired. Our www.save-the-delta-queen.org site was mentioned! The only bad thing was the QE2 sorta stole the thunder, and it's not a fair comparision, the QE2 is basically worn out, and being put to pasture--but the DQ is being legilstated out of biz!
      Hope y'all enjoyed this. I'll post when the news story comes out.
      Steamcerely,
      David D.
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        #4
        Good show David! One of the most frustrating things about having a collection is not being able to share it with anyone. You've got a great outlet there and having the Save info right by it is great.

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          #5
          Wowziers, very nice display, David. And thanks a gazillion for being the Save the Delta Queen Campaign West Coast Division.

          But, I have one very small question: How come your piece of bucket board is bigger than mine? Grrrrr...

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            #6
            Pete,
            This is located in the upstairs of the 1856 C. F. Lott home museum in Historic Downtown Oroville--Northern California, about 1-1/2 hours north of Sacraramento, and about 25 minutes south-east of the Infamous College town, Chico--and in the town below the large earth-filled Oroville Dam.
            Hope that locates it! :)
            I'm cheating a bit, as I'm the curator--but the Lott changing display IS controlled by the Docent Group, who invited me to put up a display, once I listed some of my various steamboat collectables--they had no idea of the variety of stuff one can gather! (and I had to limit what I displayed due to space restrictions!)
            Steamcerely,
            David Dewey
            N. Calif headquarters, "Save the Delta Queen" campaign! :)
            PS So far the city has not asked me to not wear my "Save the DQ" button, which I wear ALL the time,even for photo sessions and especially at performances at the performing arts center. Let us hope they keep ignoring my "fetish" !

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              #7
              Sorry about that Bruno! I did discover that it "bleeds" something that stains shirts it is against in your suitcase! Now I keep it in a zip-lock!
              S'
              David D.

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