“For the last 33 years, my grandmother has given me objects from her life as gifts. These gifts were more than what might be expected from a grandmother, like costume jewelry and family heirlooms. My grandmother gave me her forks, knives, tablecloths, and pins. She gave me watercolor paper and notes with advice. She organized boxes, labeled them, and tied them with homemade string. Over the course of my life my grandmother gave me hers through these gifts. The Grandma Museum catalogues these objects to capture a life over two generations, and the broader sentimentality of receiving gifts from a grandmother.”

Sarah Koik, granddaughter