At this time of the year, Museum staff and volunteers are kept busy hosting groups of school children from Salem and surrounding towns. While it's always fun to have the kids here, what's even better is receiving thank-you notes from them after their visits.
"I can't believe it, Ashel Bush really built that beautiful house! And ten fireplaces! Oh my gosh! I still have one question, how come Sally and Eugenia shared a room and how come there was only one bed and no foutone?"
"I enjoyed the tour a whole lot! I liked Sally and Euginia's room best! Good luck on that donation box!"
"You are really great at teaching about the Bushes. I have learned as much as you did. It was a big house! All the rooms are fine. Guess what - I saw some cracks."
"I learned a lot about Bush House and its residents. I thought the bed was really beautiful. But it didn't look too comfertable!"
"Thank you so much for giving us a tour of Bush House. I learned so much I think my head is going to exploed right off my neck."
Before our heads explode with gratitude, we'd like to thank the volunteers who have given tours to a dozen school groups already this year: Jean S., Kathy P., Jane S., and Nadine H. In the words of a fourth grader, "You are awesome!!!"