The Museum Education Program at George Washington University provided not just an education and a degree, but also 14 new friends. Our small cohort took most of our classes together, met frequently outside of class to work on our many group assignments, and hung out together at museums and restaurants.
Although post-graduate-school life has kept us busy and moved some of us across or outside of the country, 11 out of 15 of us were able to reunite in New Jersey this past weekend for the wedding of Sarah, one of the MEPers in my class.
I won’t go into sugary clichés about love and friendship and memories that last a lifetime. I’ll just say that it was great to see everyone, and the four who had to send their regrets were missed. In addition to (of course) celebrating Sarah and Jon’s marriage, we spent time catching up on the work we’re doing at history museums, a zoo, a botanic garden, and a planetarium, to name a few. And we created some of the best music ever on the subject of seatbelt safety.
I was also struck by the importance of objects both in our field of study and in the wedding. Sarah’s wedding was full of Jewish tradition and objects of symbolic importance that had been passed down through generations of the two families. Maintaining a sense of family history is clearly important to the couple.
Congratulations and best wishes to both Sarah and Jon! 🙂