Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Think you can design your own windmill?
This is not a design you will see much of ....yet!
what designs do you have in mind?

Check this out!
Reminder: Montgomery County Students in grades 6-12, get your inventions ready!
The Invention Convention is coming soon!
More information is available at

Do you have an idea that uses green energy? Is it a new kind of windmill? Something human powered that will run something in the home? Have ideas about Solar energy?
Ideas using Hydroelectric power and geothermal energy are also welcome!

You can do it!

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Carnegie Museum is still open and so is the Gift Shop!
The Museum will be open on Saturday, December 19th from 10 am to 5 pm, and also open on the 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th from 10 am to 5 pm.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Get Ready to Learn About the Invention Convention!!!

Friday, October 2nd the Carnegie Museum will celebrate Science Friday with Invention Convention information, demonstrations of static electricity and Astronomy programming!
The Museum will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on Friday.

Free and Family Friendly!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Saturday is Smithsonian Museum Day!

This Saturday is Smithsonian Museum Day!
Hundreds of museums across the nation are participating.

Not only will the Carnegie Museum be free, there will be special activities added to the usual array of hands on fun at the Museum.
There will also be prizes for those that complete the activities!

Join in the fun!
Saturday, September 26th, 10 am to 5 pm.

The Carnegie Museum is open from Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm or by appointment. For more information call 765-362-4618.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Last Day of "Summer at the Museum" is August 1st!

The last day to earn prizes for "Summer at the Museum" is Saturday, August 1st from 10 am to 5 pm at the Carnegie Museum. We have had a record turnout of participants, but there are still some prizes left! See you soon!

Friday, July 10, 2009

More Finishers!

For our second blog of July, we want to congratulate two more finishers of "Summer at the ^Carnegie Museum"! Our first finisher, Claire, had this to say: "I loved it so much. All the activities were fun and you should come some time!" Our second finisher, Dione, echoed Claire's sentiments: "I like the Carnegie Museum because it doesn't have tours--you just go where you want and have fun." Congratulations on a job well done, girls!

Also, don't forget to check out 'Brain Day' tomorrow from 1-4. Dr. Neil Schmitzer-Torbert and Dr. Karen Gunther of Wabash College will be here to teach us all about the brain and it's workings. Who knows? You might even be able to hold a brain!

See! Play! Explore! At the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County!

(Pictured below is Claire, and then Dione.)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Brain Day at the Carnegie Museum

Come and celebrate Brain Day with us at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County! Dr. Neil Schmitzer-Torbert and Dr. Karen Gunther of Wabash College will be with us to show off various brains and brain machines. As usual, we have air conditioning and the fun is absolutely free.

Here are the details:

Where: Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County
When: 1:00-4:00
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Why: Because its fun and free!

See! Play! Explore! At the...
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our Condolences...

...go out to the Richard O. Ristine family. As Wabash President Pat White said, "He was the quintessential Wabash gentleman. ... He loved Wabash with a deep and abiding love and served the College in extraordinary ways over so many years. We will all miss him so very much." Godspeed Mr. Ristine.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Finisher Number Two!

We have another finisher of Summer at the Carnegie Museum! Kiersten, of Tuttle Middle School, wrote this about the museum: "I liked it because I learned a lot about stuff I didn't know. I thought the part about looking at the different animal hair was really cool."

Congratulations Kiersten!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer at the ^Carnegie Museum--Completed!

Well, this is a rather unexpected blog. Yesterday, we had our first person complete Summer at the ^Carnegie Museum. Amelia, 8, brought her mom to the museum every day, and had this to say about the program:

"I liked to listen to my heart beat. It was neat. I liked the Before TV gallery. I didn't like carrying the 5 pounds of fat. It was heavy. I liked the switchboard. It was awesome!"

In addition to completing the Summer at the ^Carnegie Museum, Amelia also completed the summer reading program at the library. Amazing! So, to Amelia, we say congratulations!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Little Artists, Big Artist

This morning, the Carnegie Museum had the pleasure of hosting two beginning artists and one professional artist. While Kent Rushing, the winning designer of the new mural, busily worked away, our two younger artists tried their hand at sketching near the medical exhibit. Who knows--perhaps these two aspiring artists will join Kent in the Carnegie Museum one day! Only time will tell!

Also, check out our new Museum Desktop Backgrounds that are posted on Flickr!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Have you been to Prom in the last fifteen or nineteen years?

If so, then we want your pictures! Show those older folks what Montgomery County proms were like in the era when Clinton ruled the White House and the Power Rangers were still new. For those graduates of the new Millennium, show those folks from the 90's how to party Millennial style. (Because we all know the Soulja Boy is WAY better than the Macarena!) But regardless of your graduation year, we need your help for the upcoming exhibit "Montgomery County Proms". Remember: History started yesterday. Don't let the old folks out-donate for this exhibit! Museum hours are ten to five, Wednesday through Saturday.

If you remember these, then we want your prom pictures...

We Want Prom Photos!

Did you attend a Montgomery County Prom back when people still used 8-tracks? Do you remember wearing a blue leisure suit just because it was cool? Or did you dance the night away to the timeless classic, 'Never Gonna Give You Up'? If so, then we want you to share your memories. Please help us as we prepare for our upcoming exhibit, "Montgomery County Proms" by donating pictures, dresses, memories, and anything else that would teach youngsters what the 'old days' were like. Museum hours are from ten to five, Wednesday through Saturday.

Astronomy Exhibit

Come and see the latest contribution to the Carnegie Museum by the students at Tuttle Middle School. Learn about Galileo, make a refracting telescope, and help finish the puzzle of the old Library Mosaic. At the Carnegie Museum, there's a little something for everyone!

Summer at the ^Carnegie Museum

This week the Carnegie Museum kicked off its summer program, entitled Summer at the ^Carnegie Museum. Based off the popular Ben Stiller movie, this fun filled program is for preschoolers to eighth graders and has enough discovery and small prizes for everyone! (Participants only need six visits and a smile.)

Not have enough time in your schedule? Don't worry: The program lasts clear until August first. Play with a microscope, a stethoscope, and an old telephone switchboard! See an old printing press, a horse and buggy, and listen to local doctors in our medical exhibit as they describe the funs of the medical profession. With local history for the adults and fun science exhibits for the kids, at the Carnegie Museum, there's a little something for everyone!

See! Play! Explore! At the… Carnegie Museum!

Open from ten to five, Wednesday's through Saturday's.

Historic Marker Dedication

On the first of May, the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County had the honor of adding a little history of it's own. While the sky was rainy, the mood was cheerful for the unveiling of the historic marker, celebrating the one hundred and seven year old building as the first Carnegie Library to open in Indiana. Check out the pictures below! (More to come.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Members of the Studebaker's Club of Indiana stopped by on April 18th.
Their cars looked right at home parked outside the museum.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rotunda Day 2009

Goodbye to Pi

Goodbye to Pi

For the "Week of Pi" the museum was draped in 5200 digits of Pi.

In the end Thomas was draped with 5200 digits of Pi as we put our Pi away until next year.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pi Day Celebration

and Air!
and Electricity!
Oh My!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pi Day 3.14

On Saturday, March 14th the Carnegie Museum will celebrate "Pi Day" from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Come visit the museum and join the fun!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Museum Day for Tuttle

William F.
Mostly today I was the cutter. I cut things out for just about everyone. It is more tiring than it looks. I got to use the spray glue a few times. It was really sticky. I also helped arrange some of the photos and information on the big red pieces of cardboard. I had a great time.

Patrick J.
The best thing I have done today was I spray glued. I didn't get as sticky as I thought I would get, but I did spray glue my fingers together. After I got done with that I started cutting holes, into posters and hanging them up with fishing line, it was fun to do that.
I didn't work on the medicine exhibit, but I worked on the elements poster. I did fluorine, which is in fluoride and toothpaste. So, so far I have a great time and I can't wait to do it again.

Logan H.
When I started setting up exhibits at the Carnegie Museum the first thing I did was vacuum an area so an exhibit could be set up there. Then, I cut papers with a cutting board, so they could be placed onto an exhibit. Next, I went upstairs and put fishing line through holes in posters that were part of a medical exhibit then hung them up. I also moved stuff around and decorated a table (only with a table cloth). I had a fun time at the Carnegie, and I was glad that I got to miss a half day of school I hope to come back soon!

Free K.
This has been a day of odd jobs. I fixed typos on papers and glued the project together. I worked with Connor on the Native American Project and it took a whole wall. I've still got spray glue on my fingers as I type this.

Connor S.
Today was fun! I had a HUGE project to work on. I did the exhibit on Native American Medicine. It filled up a whole wall and took us (me and Free) half of the day! When we spray glued I got it all over me!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hi! My name is Brennan P (a middle school student). Today when I volunteered to help set up some of the exhibits, I was amazed at how cool the museum was. It has a ton of cool things to see and do, so you should check it out. And, dude, I'm not just saying that because they told me to, I'm saying that because I want to. So come on down to the Carnegie Museum !

By Jessica P. (a middle school student)
I have like never ever written a blog before, so I'm just going to write and pray that I'm doing it right. When we first got to the Museum it was pouring rain, so Mrs. Hudson dropped us off at the door and we went inside. We entered directly into the Wow Room, and ironically the first word I said was wow. After we were introduced to the Museum and the people in it, we were schooled on how to be a good tour guide.
When that was over, my group headed upstairs to work. We found folders lying in several spots on the floor, our job was to take the contents of the folder and arrange it onto a board so it looked all nice and pretty. That part was pretty fun, we just sat on the floor and cut things out and talked. After we were all done with that, we went downstairs and to the Spray Glue. I was the first one to spray glue and it was fun, I just knew I was going to be sticky all day. The boards have turned out gorgeous and I can't wait to see them all hanging up and done. I can't wait until the opening to see it all done and ready. I can't wait to see everybody there, so hopefully you'll come too!!

Hey, this is Kayla B (a middle school student). I don't know how to blog, but this is a lot better then school! No offense Mrs. Maurer, Mrs. Meek, Mrs. Warren, or Mr. Linn. I've been here since 8ish and working like crazy and my knees hurt and I have like 5 minutes left so I'm trying to hurry. Hank and I have been working on Herbal Medicine thing, even though that's not what I worked on last year. Last year I did Marion Kirtley with Shannon . It was awesome! The spray glue is fuunnn! The Herbal Medicine exhibit is awesome. I made it pretty. There's lots of flowers and information about how they heal people. It's pretty sweet. But I'm out of time. You should come see it! March 1st peaceee!

Hello! My name is Madeline K (a middle school student). The Carnegie Museum was a very fun experience! I didn't get to come last year so it was fun to see all the work the other kids have done. It was very fun! The spray glue was very "interesting". I helped put together many posters and hang some things up. It was fun to hang out with friends and help Montgomery County educate our people!

Hi my name is Chandler P. (a middle school student). This is my first experience in blogging. This day has been very fun for me. We have set up so many exhibits. My favorite part was when Mrs. Fairfield showed us how to make the flippy things. In order to find out what I am talking about you have to come to the Carnegie Museum . Also we used spray glue. It was fun until I got myself sticky. Come and see it and look for the Roosevelt Hospital for Colored People seeing how it had been made by me!!!

Megan L.

So, it's not my first time working at the Carnegie. Last year, I helped install the Rockin' World of Geology and the Days of Dreadful Disasters that I helped create at school. This year, being an "experienced freshman" Mrs. Hudson came to me to see if I would be willing to take a full day off of school to help the little middle schoolers. I've had a lot of good experiences with the Carnegie exhibit installation and creation. It's a lot of fun, since you get to be the voice of the project. From it, you also learn a lot, not all about your topic, but also about the organization that goes into getting it all set up and put together. And, when opening day comes along, you have to be the expert. I think involving students is a great way to get the community involved in the museum, and it's fun.

By: Tyler H.

My experiences at the museum have been really good. I have installed three exhibits that I have created and now I am on my fourth exhibit that I haven't exactly created. Working here at the Carnegie has been wonderful. All of the workers here are very nice and know what they are talking about. They have put in a lot of time to make this place look great and inform the people that come into the museum. If you want to know something that you don't know about today, come out and see the new exhibits that are in the museum now.

Tuttle working at CMMC

By Raven M.
I didn't think this would turn out as well as it is. I thought it'd be pretty hectic, a bunch of kids running around with spray glue. Nothing of the sort. We were as organized as middle school kids could be with little supervision, and I think we did pretty well. Sticky is one word I would use to describe this. Right now my fingers are sticking to the keyboard because I touched too much of the glue. It was fun though. We had to work in groups that were just thrown together, ones we didn't think would work. But it turned out really good. We got along great and it was fun. Seemed shorter than it was.
Oh, warning for future generations: Fear Hudson's driving. And wear the seat belt. She could kill you from behind the wheel. Well, bye!

By: Spencer F. a middle school student
This is the first time I have ever written a blog. We are making posters and being very messy with spray glue. This is a lot better then sitting in a desk learning Science, or Social Studies. My project I worked on in 7th grade was Pioneer Medicines, and Cures. In my group were Elizabeth and Chloe. Though we didn't get a lot accomplished each day being best friends, we finally finished and it's awesome! It is raining outside today. It's a good day to be inside working on your project and being with your friends. You should come and see all the hard work we have done. It has taken a lot of time to do all of the projects all dealing with medicine. Come check out this museum! It's great. I will see you on opening day, March 1st!

My experience being at the Carnegie Museum was Amazing. Setting up was really fun! The people working at the Carnegie are really nice, and they would make your experience so much better!
I got to use spray glue for the first time and it was very interesting. I didn't think that putting a museum together would be so much fun!! I'm positive that if you were to come to the Carnegie you would enjoy it! And you would learn a lot! Trust me it's worth it!!!
Cammie a middle school student