Ever the mathematician, Lewis Carroll invented and published rules for a variation of billiards to be played on a circular table. It's not clear if he ever had a full size version of the table built, but as part of "Why is a Raven Like a Writing Desk: Lewis Carroll's Puzzles and Games," we figured we'd go ahead and create a playable version. In this photo, Christina Doe, our fabulous facilities manager, is trying to make a level playing surface while the table is perched on our decidedly un-level floor.
Here Christina and our registrar, Jobi Zink, are testing out the table with a sample game.
Here's another shot of part of the puzzles and games gallery. We're making progress, but there's still much work to be done.
We've also starting work on the gallery that will house "Wonderland Rules: Alice at 150." We've patched and painted (hence the protective wrapping on the fireplace, chandelier and sconces) and gotten most of the cases into the room. Now we're ready to start transforming a bare room into an awesome exhibit.