Archive for February, 2012
Yesterday was a bittersweet day at Fernbank Museum as we said goodbye to one of our longtime Polaris volunteers, Furney Hemingway, who is moving to Florida.
Furney joined the Polaris volunteer guild in 1996. Since then he’s donated time, treasure and talent to the Museum. During his tenure, Furney contributed 3,200 volunteer hours supporting A Walk Through Time in Georgia where he greeted visitors, gave overviews of the exhibition and taught about the rocks and fossils on display at the desk. He even contributed a post to this blog. But it was his interest in archaeology that led Furney to participating in the Museum’s field research program located in South Georgia—The Santa Isabel de Utinahica Project.
At a small goodbye gathering, Susan Neugent, Fernbank President and CEO, joked that the Museum would “retire [his] jersey.” All joking aside, it is obvious that Furney will be missed; by staff, other volunteers and guests alike.
—Deanna Smith, Director of Marketing