The Grundy Museum YouTube channel launches Aug. 20, with a presentation by Bristol Borough’s eros leroi titled, “Corsets and Cummerbunds: Fashion Throughout the Ages.”
It originally was scheduled as a live program at the museum in Bristol in June; however COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions have museum staff creating content for virtual programming and social media posts.
Converting leroi’s “Corsets & Cummerbunds” presentation to an online format required staff imagination with a creation of a small studio out of one the newly wallpapered museum bedrooms.
A Bristol Borough resident and Grundy Museum volunteer, leroi also is a master craftsman in the art of sewing, tailoring and pattern-making. He has been making draperies for the museum restoration over the past year and a half.
Creating an online Grundy Museum presence has been fast tracked. An in-kind donation was given by local musician Frank Butrey, who composed “Melody for Margaret” for use in all of the YouTube videos and media clips. The guitar composition complements all of the newly created content.
Clips found on the Museum Channel touch on such topics as: Museum Attic Finds, domestic staff, Then & Now restorations, the grounds, Grundy family stories, the business and political affiliations of Senator Grundy, and the local involvement of the Grundy family.
Keeping in touch with visitors and guests remains top priority while the museum remains closed for COVID-19 and restorations.