When the folks at Kahn’s meat plant offered to donate their mascot, Kahnie, to the museum, we said, ‘Sure!’ Then we said, ‘Hmm. What will we do with her?’
Everyone loves Kahnie. Whether you’re seeing her for the first time or remembering her from Opening Day Parades of years past, she’ll always bring a smile to your face.
For a long time she stood sentinel at what was to be our new home. Now that we’re here too, we’re excited about sharing her with the community.
A week after we opened in late June 2012, we continued the celebration, by including Kahnie in the Northside 4th of July Parade. Talk about bringing smiles to people’s faces…
Mike Conaway of Kennedy Heights Arts Center saw her there and asked if they could include her in their upcoming parade. She instead stood in front of the Center and was the star attraction at their Community Arts Centers Day festivities. In fact, she was invited to stay a while longer so they could REALLY dress her up in style! Look what they did for Halloween!
More recently, Mike graciously restored Kahnie and brought her back to her signature pink. She is once again greeting American Sign Museum visitors and will again be participating in this year’s Northside Fourth of July parade.
Would you like to invite Kahnie to your event? Do you have a suggestion for dressing her up at your place or ours? Contact us with your request, and if time and resources allow, we will arrange for her participation. Note: a transport fee may apply to help defray costs.