The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Sunday, May 28: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during Abbott Square construction. Enter only on Front St.


You can help support the MAH by donating a Wishlist item. These are items we need to make MAH exhibitions and programs even better. Thank you, and remember: all donations are tax deductible.

Updated Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Seeking old spoons for sculpture

This is the model for the Secret Garden Sculpture. It is a newly designed installation inspired by the iconic historic Tree Circus and incorporates elements of the kitchen, such as the spoons, in a whimsical and wild way in our new Secret Garden. It will appear as grape vines have overtaken the area and carried up items from the kitchen. The spoons will hang from areas of these twisting shapes and act like chimes. Any type of metal is great, even silver or IKEA spoons. DISCLOSURE: we may not use all the spoons, we will alter them and they will not be returned.

Want to buy us something new? Check out our Amazon Wishlist here.

Museum-wide Needs:

  • flat screen computer monitors
  • office chairs
  • folding chairs
  • mp3 player
  • Typewriter (working)

Community Program and Education Needs:

  • Clear bottles
  • Liquid food dye
  • Foam Core
  • Glitter
  • Yarn (especially blue, green, or brown colors)
  • Jar lids
  • Any silk or wool or natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, etc.
  • Boombox (cd player)
  • Large pieces of fabric (colorful)
  • Letter press
  • Portable Projection Screen
  • Red wagons
  • Gaff tape
  • Projectors
  • Scissors

Exhibition Needs:

  • ping-pong table
  • vinyl cutter
  • small projector
  • Hand Tools in good working order (such as screwdrivers, pliers, vice grips, hammers)
  • Working mp3 players or tablets (with their power cords if possible)
  • Working Computer Monitors

Evergreen Cemetery Needs:

  • Gardening and yard work tools
  • Lunches for Monday work crews at Evergreen
  • Trash bags

Want to buy us something new? Check out our Amazon Wishlist here. Please contact for more information or to make a donation. Thank you!


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    How many people in a work crew at Evergreen on Mondays?

    • Elise Granata

      Hey Denise– we have between 6-8 crew members there on Monday. If you’re interested in making a donation, contact sibley[at]!


        I was thinking of bringing lunch on a monday. Can’t on the 16th but maybe a monday after that.need to know if vegetarians or what kind of food?

        • Elise Granata

          These are all great questions. Sibley is the lead coordinator for Mondays at the Cemetery, and he is best to contact about these questions. You can reach him at sibley[at]

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