This is Sarah Williams-Devereux, Manager of Education at the August Wilson Center. I’m tearing myself away from our preparations for our grand opening celebrations to blog for a second.
First, and I cannot say this enough: OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE INCREDIBLE. We had a huge crew of people for our Community Open House on May 30th, and they were fabulous — attentive, energetic, welcoming, talented folks. We just had our first performance of our inaugural season last week (Ms. Lalah Hathaway!), and, once again, a wonderful group of resourceful and flexible volunteers.
Now we’re getting ready for our Grand Opening tomorrow (!) and our Member Preview and Free Admission Day on Saturday, and, twice again, we have the greatest crew of volunteers. They’re ready to help wherever, whenever, and at a moment’s notice. So…THANK YOU! We cannot do this work without you.
Overall, it’s been an exciting time here watching the building take more of its final shape. Little things, like walls getting their finishing coats of paint, the carpet being installed on the second floor, and (my favorite) the exhibits going up in our exhibit spaces. The first time I saw our core exhibit, Pittsburgh: Reclaim Renew Remix being installed, I let out a little squeal of joy.
Time to dash away again — see you on Thursday and Saturday!