18 February 2017
A visitor of today was Jill Mills from Chatham, New Jersey, USA. She is a descendent of the famous pipe carver Stanley Jarka, of whom we have a wonderful set of pipes made in the 1970’s. Other members of the family have been visiting us over the years for admiring the creations of wood artist Stanley. Jill brought an envelope with some drawings, not to special but too good to throw away. It proved to be the original designs for the pipes in our museum. She could not have imagined how thrilled we were to see these drawings and decided to leave them as a donation. This fulfills a great wish to better document the background of these rare pipes.