What are we working on?
In 2017 MCHA began efforts to digitize our extensive collection of over 30,000 pieces with significant meaning to Monmouth County and New Jersey History. In less than a year, nearly 500 pieces have been digitized, with viewers logging on from all over the world to view our collection. Each object on our eMuseum site has been professionally photographed, researched, and uploaded with the most accurate information available, and we need your help to continue as each piece takes approximately $100 to complete this process.
How will my donation help?
In February 2018, we debuted the next segment of this project: samplers. These exquisite pieces of needlework were used for women to advertise their sewing skills, and ability to read and write, but more than that they were often an outlet for their creativity and expression.Your donation will provide the funds needed for our photographers and curatorial staff to continue working to ensure these remarkable pieces are not only available for the public to view, but also to preserve them for generations to come.
The importance of Samplers These extraordinary pieces of needlework were an outlet for women to express themselves in a era when they could not otherwise do so. Each sampler was an opportunity for women to proudly showcase their education, passion for art, and architectural and design sensibilities. These works of art have preserved the legacy of these women who otherwise would have been lost to history and we would like to preserve them and share them with the public for generations to come.
Can I view eMuseum? Please do! Visit http://monmouthhistory.emuseum.com/collections any time to see our progress and view our digitized collection that you have helped make possible.