the end it’s not going to matter how many breaths you took,
But how many moments took your breath away.
At Work — At Home
Department of Cultural Affairs
New York City
Aunt Lens Doll & Toy Museum
at home that day
Lenon Hoyte, a retired public school teacher, had amassed one of the most extensive and varied private collections in the county. Gingerly walking through her Hamilton Heights Harlem brownstone was truly amazing.
In the end, sadly, I was only able to build a Board of Directors, get approval from the NYC Board of Education to have class visits once a spacious apartment building basement room was rented across the street and make Lennon aware of the oncoming perils should necessasry Museum developments remain unaddressed.
Organizational Birther/Founders are often problematic
and I could not get her to see further into the future,
truly let others in or create a succession plan
Her dream to make a museum for the children of Harlem was realized for a while
(1974 - 1994) and I was happy to be a small part of its maturation.
However, I was greatly saddened when my worst fears were realized upon her passing.
vision and this treasured institution ceased to be
and her privately-held collection was dispersed
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