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.