Coming activities and events
From May 29 until September 1st, the pedestrian space on Place D’Youville, which surrounds the Museum, will once again be decked out for the summer season, with comfortable Adirondack chairs and picnic tables where people can stop fora bite to eat.
The Museum is once again taking part in this project, which enjoyed great success last year, by inviting pianists and anyone else to come perform outdoors on a piano that will be specially decorated by artist Poli Wilhelm, maling it a true work of art.
Weather permitting, available for musicians and amateurs from May 29 to August 20 (10am-4pm).
Paper was invented in China sometime during the four centuries of the Han Dynasty, which began 200 years before the Common Era. At the time, paper was made from a blend of mulberry bark, hemp, and rags. A well-kept secret for a very long time, the recipe for paper finally made its way to Europe near the end of the 12th century. The Chinese were also the first to use paper money, and Marco Polo described this discovery—which he made while on his epic journey at the end of the 13th century—in his Description of the World.