Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Putting together the Timeless Toys Exhibit was more fun then a 'barrel of monkeys'.
Exclaim over a particular toy and immediately give away your age : )

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

The Carnegie Museum Participates in the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day each year.
During the SMMD participating museums offer free admission.

As CMMC is always free, we had to find another way to celebrate Museum Day.

So, we created a game. Participants look for information in our exhibits which explains how CMMC is just like the Smithsonian only smaller. And of course we have a little prize for anyone that finds them all.

Watch for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day in 2011.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bricks! Montgomery County Building Blocks

You are invited to visit the Carnegie Museum to preview the Bricks! Exhibition. Created and installed by students at Tuttle Middle School. Admission is Free!
The exhibit will run through the December 30, 2010.

Smithsonian Museum Day is September 25th!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wabash Internship Review

Wabash Senior Nolan Eller reflects on his summer at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Brain Day was a success!

Turnout for Brain Day was excellent on the beautiful Saturday, with well over 100 visitors just for the afternoon.

During Brain Day, Dr. Karen Gunther demonstrated how the brain could be tricked. If a person concentrates on the fake hand long enough they will begin to believe it is their own. This young visitor to Brain Day certainly seems to be concentrating hard.

Second Annual Brain Day at the Carnegie Museum

Assistant Professor of Psychology Neil Schmitzer-Torbert, talks about sheep brains with a visitor to the Carnegie Museum during Brain Day. Dr. Schmitzer-Torbert teaches neuroscience courses at Wabash College.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer at the Carnegie Museum II

Six more people finished the summer program! The last part of the program is to write what you liked or didn't like about the program. So far there have not been any dislikes.

Here are some of the children's answers:

Noah wrote, "It was fun and it was educational and I will do it again (next year)."

Angel liked the Sugar Creek Exhibit "best of all."

Amelia wrote, "I think the Carnegie is the best museum ever! You guys put on awesome exhibits like the Prom and Peanuts. I love the Sugar Creek Exhibit. I think you take awesome topics and put together your thoughts and boom! it's done."

Steve liked the Snoopy Exhibit best but also liked learning about new things.

And 12-year-old Thomas learned "some random facts about words, Peanuts, C-ville and all kinds of history stuff that was really weird."

With praise like this you will not want to miss out!
There is still time to join in the fun but Snoopy leaves us the end of July and Summer at the Carnegie Museum ends Aug 6th.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer at the (Carnegie) Museum II

So far we have 85 children (ages 3-15) signed up for Summer at the Museum II!
They visit the museum on their own schedule, complete the activities (independently or with an adult) and earn prizes.

Activities include an alphabet hunt through out the museum, a crossword puzzle, playing games, quick drawings, and graphing prom dress colors. All answers can be found in the museum and we (the staff) are available to give hints and/or explanations.

Amelia has been at the museum nearly everyday since the June 1st start date and has finished Summer at the Museum II!

There are extra activities for those children, like Amelia, who finish the program and want more museum related challenges (and prizes).

The program runs through August 6th and children can sign up any time CMMC is open.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole gang's here! They have traveled from the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA to share their story with Montgomery County residents.

This traveling exhibit will be here at the CMMC only until July 31st

Why an exhibit on Charles Schulz and the Peanuts here at a museum dedicated to Montgomery County? No, Charles Schulz was not from Montgomery County but
1. He and his characters touched the lives of generations of people here in Montgomery County (and millions of others around the world).
2. His Peanuts characters are timeless and remain relevant and popular today
3. Charles Schulz painted Snoopy on Joe Allen's helmet,
4. We have our very own nationally syndicated cartoonist from Montgomery County.

Don't know Joe Allen or why he had a helmet, don't know our cartoonist? On the way up to see the Peanuts exhibit visit CMMC's WOW gallery to become acquainted with their stories.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Gearing up for Summer!

Get ready for Summer at the Museum II.
It begins June 1st and will continue through August 6th.

Participation is free!
Complete activities and earn prizes!
Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 to 5 pm.

See you soon!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Second Annual Pi Day at the Carnegie Museum!

Today is Pi day!

In honor of Pi Day Wabash College Physics and Math Guys will be on hand to entertain and amaze! There will be five tables of demonstrations, hair-raising fun, lasers and much more. You will look at Pi in a whole new way! Bring the family and visit the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.

1 to 3 pm

Free Admission

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Invention Convention Winners!

Congratulations to Hannah Keedy and Brian Smith for winning the Carnegie Museum's Invention Convention. Both presented compelling inventions that solve the ever growing energy problem in unique ways. Hannah presented an invention that had to do with hydroelectricity, and Brian presented an invention that focused on man-powered energy. Once again our congratulations go out to these two aspiring inventors. If you would like to see their inventions just stop by the museum when we re-open March 2, 2010. Here are just a few images of the wonderful day.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Exhibit Features powerful reminders

Edith Dallinger, long-time member of Montgomery County's League of Women Voters, dresses up as Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader in the woman suffrage movement that culminated in the adoption of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Please Help the Carnegie Museum remember the High School Prom.
Do you have photos from Prom? The Carnegie Museum is interested in Prom photos from local Montgomery County students and Alumni. Did you attend high school in Montgomery County?
We are very interested in scanning or copying the photos.

Photos may be displayed anonymously if requested.
Thank you!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Are you working on a project for the Invention Convention?

It is open to all Montgomery County Students in grades 6-12.

Good Prizes! $$$

Home School students, please contact the museum for information on where you will compete.

See you soon!