|Eggs on display at Chase County Museum|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 16 June 2011 15:09|
On Sunday, Jeannine Cox will display her mother’s (Mabel Bernard’s) vast creation of cut and decorated goose eggs.
She learned this art from her cousin, Thelma Schamp, and decorated the eggs for more than 15 years. Using thousands of goose, ostrich and emu eggs, she created such things as jewelry boxes complete with velvet linings, flower vases, musical bells with wooden handles, cake tops for weddings, eggs with hinged doors that had scenes inside, and even a jewelry box with drawers that slid open. The most delicate egg she ever made was a lattice swan which included a pedestal.
Mrs. Bernard’s eggs have been displayed at the Nebraska Poultry Convention in Columbus, and were featured on NTV News. Country Woman Magazine and the Omaha World Herald have featured articles about Mabel and her eggs, but she always said her greatest reward was making her family happy and proud of her.
After enjoying the egg collection, visitors can view the egg incubator and cream testing equipment on display at the museum. The Chase County Museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.