Today is International Tabletop Day! There are a number of Harvey board games in the permanent collection, and several more I do not own. However, due to the difficulty of photographing them, I have only featured one board game so far as an exhibit. Today let us look back on the Casper the Friendly Ghost game by Milton Bradley:
Today is World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme is innovation – improving lives. I would like to name WordPress as an innovation that has improved my life. I would not have been able to create the Harvey Mercheum website as it is without it. Take a moment today to think about innovations that have improved your life.
As promised, today’s exhibit is the only Easter-themed item in the permanent collection. Over the years, Harvey licensed a number of holiday-themed dolls. We have already seen two, the Christmas-themed “Happy Houday!” doll and the Valentine’s Day-themed “Can’t Buy Me Love” doll. Today we have Richie carrying a large carrot and wearing rabbit ears and an ugly jacket. I am guessing it is supposed to be a rabbit costume. Perhaps it was too warm for him to wear a fursuit? There is one other holiday-themed doll in the permanent collection, hopefully I will post it later this year. In the meantime, here’s Richie and his unfortunate choice of outerwear:
Sorry for not posting this weekend. I admit I spent part of the weekend enjoying the lovely spring weather. The time I would have spent posting, however, I spent setting up my little photo studio and taking pictures for exhibits. One of the items I photographed is the only Easter-themed item in the permanent collection. Be watching for it this coming Sunday!
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Today is the three year anniversary of the Harvey Mercheum! Only 18 new exhibits were posted during the third year of operation. While this number is disappointing, I know I spent a lot of time and effort this past year behind the scenes. First there was the theme switch, then there was the hosting company switch. I am glad these projects are completed, and I feel the Harvey Mercheum is better off because of them. I have many more ideas for the future, and welcome your ideas as well. Leave a comment below or use the Contact the Curator form to suggest improvements to the Harvey Mercheum website that you would like to see!