Durham Museum hosted their "Great Hall-oween" trick or treat
party for kids last night.
Here's a link about the event.
I was asked to
portray Byron Reed down in the Reed Gallery. What fun! As the kids
and parents approached the exhibit area I would say (In full 19th
Century Costume of course), "Hello, I'm Byron Reed, and welcome to
my collection." Then as people would ask or if I had the
opportunity, I would tell them about Byron Reed and the collection.
Most oohs and aahs came from me telling them about the 1804 dollar.
I would explain how Reed took a train from Omaha to New York in
1890 and bought the coin for $570 and now it's worth
more than $3.5 million.
Of course I handed
out candy as well, which had most of the kids real attention. Ha!
But there were a few kids who, when they entered the gallery, their
excitement over the coins was obvious and they would start telling
me about their own collections of state quarters or pennies or
nickels. At that point I had to tell them about Omaha Coin Club and
our YN program. As I said, what fun! It made me realize how many
opportunities that there may be out there to share this hobby, and
I was grateful, this opportunity happened to me. The Durham
estimated that over 600 people attended the
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