Sharpsteen Museum’s next special exhibit, “Out of the Attic” is hosting a preview party on Friday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

You may be asking yourselves “Whose attic, and what’s coming out of it?” We can tell you.

As you know, special exhibits change every six months. We are in our final weeks showing “Cookie Jars are Everywhere”, a private collection belonging to local Susan Freund. (If you haven’t yet seen it, you have until the end of October).

Because our membership is important to us, a few months ago we decided we would ask our members if they had a collection they were particularly proud of. Many of you responded, hence the new “Out of the Attic”. In fact. So many of you responded, we plan on doing this again, so stay in touch.

Not all pieces actually came out of an attic, some were displayed lovingly in cabinets, some may have been in a closet, under the bed, in the garage, or in the attic itself. We didn’t ask but we love what we’ve seen!

Exhibits will include such pieces as antique baby plates, tea dishes, Roseville Pottery, antique model cars, Faberge Eggs, nativity scenes, Maude Humphrey-Bogart figurines, sea shells of all sizes collected throughout the Pacific nearly 100 years ago, dolls collected over six decades, vintage photographs of old Calistoga, beer steins, porcelain/china collections, and to commemorate the 80 year anniversary of both Snow White and the Golden Gate Bridge, you will see memorabilia ranging from 1937 to present.

Who are these members ready to mark this exhibit as the best we’ve ever shown?

You may recognize some names, Barbara Maxfield, Pat Haynes, Virginia Dooley, Sylvia Marciano, Rick and Kathy McCloskey, Gail Sharpsteen, Napa County Historical Society and St. Helena Historical Society.

What else can we say? You are all invited to attend the special preview celebration on Friday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. As always, wine and appetizers will be served, with a great raffle basket ready for one lucky winner to take home.

See you all there.

Patsy Hahn, Special Exhibits Chair and Kathy Bazzoli, Co-Chair.