Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Carnegie Museum is open Dec 27th, 28th, and 29th from 10 am to 5 pm. Please call 765-362-4618 if you have any questions.   This is the last week to see local students artwork on display at the Carnegie Museum as well as the last chance to see the exhibit Agriculture: The Cultivation of Montgomery County

The Museum will be closed to walk in traffic beginning January 1st. Thank you for making 2012 such a great year!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Closing soon!

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will be closing for the remainder of the winter season on Saturday, December 29th. The Carnegie will reopen on March 1, 2013. The staff of the CMMC would like to thank you for your patronage this year. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Take Pictures with Santa

Take pictures with Santa at the Carnegie Museum

Saturday, December 1st

1pm to 3pm

Bring your own camera -- and take lots of photos!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Student Art Show at the Carnegie Museum


Crawfordsville 

Elementary and Middle School

Visual Art Show

On display through November
at the Carnegie Museum
 
Opening Reception
Thursday, November 8th  from 5 to 7 pm
 
Crawfordsville School Board Meeting begins at 7 pm
Light refreshments will be served
 
Admission is free
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

40th Anniversary of Title IX Event


Save the Date!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

6:30 to 8:30 pm
** Program to begin at 7 pm **

40th Anniversary of Title IX

Brought to you by: Montgomery County Community Foundation
 the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County 
and the Carnegie Museum

Title IX was signed by President Richard Nixon June 23, 1972

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."  

Historical displays and program at the
Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County

Admission is Free
Refreshments will be served

Friday, October 26, 2012

Last Chance to see the Hoosier Salon in Crawfordsville this year!



This Saturday, November 27th is the last day to view selections from the Hoosier Salon at the Carnegie Museum. This year marks the 88th Annual Exhibition. The theme for the 2012 show is "Where Art and History Converge". Though all of the artists are from Indiana, two of the artists featured in this years show are Montgomery County residents Jerry Smith and Rob O'Dell. Congratulations gentlemen for your achievement and we do love you artwork!

The Hoosier Salon is a statewide nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to create an apprecation of visual art by promoting Hoosier artists and their art.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Downtown Art Walk

Downtown Art Walk - Art Walk On Washington: 5 to 8 pm

This event is being held in conjunction with five other venues along Washington Street in downtown Crawfordsville

September 27 from 5 to 8 pm

Both CDPL Gallery and CMMC are participating

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Food for Thought


The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, Sustainable Indiana and the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County invite you to meet the authors of Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest.
 
Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest, commissioned by Indiana Humanities. Featuring first-person narratives and rich photography, the coffee table book captures and shares stories from Hoosiers about the food renaissance taking place across the state. To celebrate the release Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest, a new book commissioned by Indiana Humanities, the Carnegie Museum is hosting a book signing and discussion with author David Hoppe and photographer Kristin Hess.

Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest features a broad spectrum of Hoosiers statewide, and is a legacy of the two-year award-winning program called Food for Thought, in which Indiana Humanities encouraged Hoosiers to think, read and talk about food and its role in our lives. The book went on sale Aug. 1 and this stop is part of a two-month, statewide tour by Hoppe, Hess and the interviewees. The tour is funded in part by Farm Credit Mid-America.

The event will be at the Carnegie Museum on Thursday, September 20th from 5 pm to 8 pm with the panel presentation beginning at 5:30. Book signing and discussion will follow. Visitors are encouraged to view the exhibit Agriculture: the Cultivation of Montgomery County currently on display at the Carnegie Museum as well.

Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest was published by IBJ Publishing and printed by an Indiana company. The $24.95 book is available in the Carnegie Museum gift shop. The Carnegie Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free and the building is handicap accessible.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Voices from the Past!

The staff from the Reference/Local History department at the library have recently uncovered some voices from the past!

The 1959 and the 1960 Crawfordsville High School Athenian yearbooks both included a small record, called a Talking Page, in the back. On these platters was recorded memories of the school year! Each side is about seven-minutes long and contains interviews, music, announcements, and more.

Take a step back in time and listen to these long-forgotten recordings!

Sometimes the quality of the recording is a little poor -- some of the recording seems to have been made "live" (such as at a football game or in the high school auditorium). But often a voice from the past will come through as if it were recorded just yesterday.

Go to: CHS Talking Pages

Monday, August 13, 2012

Local Treasure: Indiana Post Office Murals

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County proudly presents Local Treasure: Indiana Post Office Murals, a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society. This exhibit opens at the Carnegie Museum on Saturday, August 10th.

The exhibition gives a brief history of the federal Section of Painting and Sculpture, which was established in the summer of 1934 "to secure suitable art of the best quality for the embellishment of public building," and then focuses on the histories of some of the 36 murals commissioned and executed for Indiana post offices that are in existence today. The exhibit is based on a 1995 IHS publication A Simple and Vital Design: The Story of the Indiana Post Office Murals, by John C. Carlisle with photographs by Darryl Jones.

The first mural installation in Indiana was Henrik Martin Mayer's two vertically oriented canvases, Sad News and Rural Delivery in July 1936 in Lafayette, while Marguerite Zorach's Hay Making, installed in Monticello in November 1942 was the last. The "boom years" were 1938 with 12 murals and 1939 with nine new art works in Indiana post office lobbies.

The Crawfordsville Post Office mural was created by Frank Long in 1942 and is titled Indiana Agriculture. It was the second to the last post office mural installed in Indiana in this program. The people depicted in the post office murals were occasionally specific figures, whether fictional like "The Raggedy Man," a James Whitcomb Riley character featured in Roland Schweinsburg's The Sleighing Party in Alexandria, or non-fictional such as Solon Robinson and Chief Mewonitoc in George Melville Smith's Crown Point mural From Such Beginnings Sprang the County of Lake.

"The other people shown may not be identifiable by name, but by type they represent the essence of the American scene concept," said Carlisle. "They are the farmers, the loggers, the railroad men, the pioneer mothers and the workers of our history."

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will host this exhibit through September 8, 2012. Admission to the museum is free and the hours for walk-in visitors are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm. The museum is located at 222 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville and is handicap accessible. All ages are welcome.

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. (www.indianahistory.org)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer at the Museum! It's not too late...

It's not too late!

You can still participate in the Summer at the Museum program!

The primary audience for this program is elementary and middle school students, though preschoolers and high school students are welcome. Siblings are always welcome. Kids visit the museum on their own schedule, complete the activities (independently or with an adult) and earn prizes. This program is meant to be completed at the students own pace and on their schedule. There are two levels, one easier level for the younger children and the more complex one for older kids/teens. All answers can be found in the museum and the staff can provide hints and/or explanations. Activities include an alphabet hunt through out the museum, a crossword puzzle, quick drawings, sequencing, jigsaw puzzles and origami. One set of activities, or one "day" can be completed each visit with a prize earned for each activity completed.


The program runs through August 11th and children can sign up any time the CMMC is open. New to the Summer Program is out CMMC Collectors' Corner. Summer at the Museum participants collect objects in nature, research them and trade them for points. The points can be used to 'buy' things from our Collectors' Corner.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Spinning Demo on Saturday!

Visit the Carnegie Museum this Saturday, July 7th from 1 to 4 pm for a “Spin In”. Admission is free and summer program participants receive credit for Yellow Day by attending. The Museum is air conditioned.

Marla Lewis and Jessica Madsen will demonstrate how fibers such as wool are spun into yarn. Marla will demonstrate her Turkish drop spindle Which winds a center-pull ball of yarn as you spin and Jessica will demonstrate a wheel, a top whorl drop spindle, and an Akha spindle (for cotton). They will also have a display of handspun items.

Spinning fits into the current major exhibition at the Carnegie Museum, Agriculture: The Cultivation of Montgomery County, as many sheep and other animals are raised in Montgomery County for their fibers which can be spun into yarns. Goats, sheep, rabbits, llamas, alpacas and others are all raised locally with this in mind.

The Carnegie Museum is located at 222 S Washington Street in Crawfordsville. To contact the Carnegie Museum call 765-362-4618.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Collectors' Corner

Join CMMC's 
Collectors' Corner!

Find something interesting.
  • Find a natural object like a rock, fossil, skull, or pine cone. 
  • Notice the surrounding where you found it. 
  • Be sure to write down where and when you found it. 
  • Think about what it is, how it grew, what it ate, or why it’s important. 
  • Do some research and learn more about your specimen. 
  • Write up a little report. 
  
Bring it to the Collector’s Corner. 
  • Tell the staff about your specimen. 
  • Earn points for what you know. 



Trade Now or Trade Later.
  • Open a Collectors’ Corner account. 
  • We’ll keep track of your points. 
  • Trade with the points you earn immediately or save your points for future trade. 

Collecting is contagious! Come to trade and add to your collection. Plus, learn how to preserve and display your specimens.

What can you collect and trade? 
You can collect and trade many natural objects from around the world: rocks, shells, pine cones, fossils, seeds, insects, clean bones and skulls (no flesh attached), or a shed snake skin.

Things you CANNOT trade at the Collector’s Corner:
  • Bird feathers, eggs, and nests 
  • Animal mounts 
  • Anything from protected or endangered species. 
  • Any animal--dead or alive 
  • Wildflowers 
  • Anything sticky, smelly or slimy 

Why not? It’s the law! 
Federal and state laws protect and preserve the world’s wildlife resources. Collecting can impact the population and survival of plants and animals.

Tips for Collectors:
  • Take one or two and leave the rest. Don’t over-collect. 
  • Respect nature and private property. 
  • Leave things like you found them. 
  • Don’t collect protected items. 
  • Learn more about the items you collect. 
  • Take a small notebook to record your observations and make notes. 
Make sure you collect and trade before Collectors' Corner ends with our summer program in August.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brain Day!

BRAIN DAY

Saturday, June 16th
1-4 p.m.

Visit the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County to learn about the human brain with Wabash professors, Dr. Neil Schmitzer-Torbert, Ph.D. Neuroscience, and Dr. Karen Gunther, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science.

See real brains up close, view slides under a microscope, test your reflexes, find out how your brain adapts to changing perception...and much more!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer at the Museum

Summer at the Museum

Come to the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County for the 4th annual Summer at the Museum program. The program runs from May 30th through August 11th. The primary audience for this program is elementary and middle school students, though preschoolers and high school students are welcome. Siblings are always welcome. Kids visit the museum on their own schedule, complete the activities (independently or with an adult) and earn prizes. This program is meant to be completed at the students own pace and on their schedule. There are two levels, one easier level for the younger children and the more complex one for older kids/teens. All answers can be found in the museum and the staff can provide hints and/or explanations.   Activities include an alphabet hunt through out the museum, a crossword puzzle, quick drawings, sequencing, jigsaw puzzles and origami. One set of activities, or one "day" can be completed each visit with a prize earned for each activity completed.

The program runs through August 11th and children can sign up any time the CMMC is open. New to the Summer Program is out CMMC Collectors' Corner.  Summer at the Museum participants collect objects in nature, research them and trade them for points.  The points can be used to 'buy' things from our Collectors' Corner.

The Carnegie Museum is open Wednesday -- Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm and other times by appointment.

The museum is handicap and stroller accessible. Admission to the Carnegie Museum is free.

For more information please call the Carnegie Museum at 765-362-4618.



Monday, May 7, 2012

Author visit: Jeanne Ann Vanderhoef

On May 6, author Jeanne Ann Vanderhoef came to the museum with her family to sign copies of her books and talk about her life. She had copies of her second book, Hard Road to Heaven, published in 2011. Ms. Vanderhoef stated that her newest book was based on her own memories plus the stories of others who shared their war-time experiences with her during her years in Germany.

Ms. Vanderhoef is the daughter of Janet Lambert, well-known local author of 54 young adult best-sellers over the course of her literary career.




Friday, April 27, 2012

Book Signing Event

Join us at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County on 
Saturday, May 5th from 4-6 p.m.

Author Jeanne Ann Vanderhoef will be visiting Crawfordsville with her family to sign copies of her books and talk about her life. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission to the Carnegie Museum is free.

Daughter of Kent Lambert and Janet (Maude Snyder) Lambert, Jeanne Ann was born in Crawfordsville in 1918. She attended the University of Missouri and then moved with her parents to New York City, where her father was serving in the 61st Cavalry Division. Kent Lambert led the last Cavalry charge of WWI and later became the Post Commander at Governors Island, New York. Jeanne Ann was a model for John Powers until her marriage to Dean T. Vanderhoef, a new graduate of West Point. After World War II, her husband became an intelligence officer and a Russian linguist, and the family, which now included a son and young daughter, moved to post-war Germany. A second daughter was born in Munich. After three years of living in Germany, the family returned to the U.S. until 1956 when they were transferred to Bangkok, Thailand. The Bangkok assignment served as the inspiration for Jeanne Ann's first book, Gibbons in the Family Tree. Jeanne Ann published her second book, Hard Road to Heaven, in 2011. She says her most recent book is based on her own memories plus the stories of others who shared their war-time experiences with her during her years in Germany.

Janet Lambert was born Maude Snyder in Crawfordsville in 1893, daughter of Francis L. Snyder and Mabel Galey Snyder. Her father was the first Supreme Scribe of the Tribe of Ben Hur fraternal order. In 1916, she began a stage career, appearing in productions with William Powell and Franklin Pangborne. She married Crawfordsville native Kent Lambert on New Year's Day, 1918, and changed her name from Maude Snyder to Janet Lambert. Despite hopes that he would remain stateside, he was sent to Europe to serve in World War I several months later. While her husband was away, Janet returned home to Crawfordsville to await the birth of her daughter, Jeanne Ann, who was born later that year. Her theater career ended with the birth of her daughter. Despite several years of serious medical issues resulting from her daughter's birth, Janet accompanied her husband to his military assignments, and spent much time with her daughter. When Jeanne Ann went away to college, Janet began to write seriously, selling her book, Star Spangled Summer to E.P. Dutton in 1940. She wrote 54 young adult best-sellers over the course of her literary career.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pi Day 2012

 For our St. Pat's Day edition of our Pi Day we had

 air cannons

 to 'shoot' at green shamrocks,

 green air hockey,

 green goop,

a green craft,

green lasers,

and some very tricky Leprechaun's gold.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Greening of Pi Day




CMMC had over 250 people attend the special 
green, St. Patrick's Day
Pi Day. 


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pi Day!


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The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County and & the Wabash College Society of Physics Students Invite you to our 4th Annual Celebration of Pi Day!

Saturday, March 17th 2 to 4 PM

Join us for a St. Patrick's Day themed Pi Day as Wabash Physics professors and students will be on hand to entertain and amaze. Witness and explore physics firsthand. Bring the whole family and join us at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.
And of course we will need to have a little pie!

FREE Admission
222 S. Washington StCrawfordsville, IN765-362-4618
Carnegie@cdpl.lib.in.us

Monday, March 5, 2012

Agriculture: The Cultivation of Montgomery County


Recently opened to the public on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, Agriculture: The Cultivation of Montgomery County features the history of Agriculture in Montgomery County as well as the state of Agriculture today.

This exhibit presents information, both historical and modern, to provide context of the local, state and national agricultural impact on the economy and to demonstrate how interconnected the agricultural community is with the world population. What impacts one, impacts everyone.

This exhibit was developed in collaboration with League of Women Voters of Montgomery County Agriculture Awareness Committee, Montgomery County 4-H, Montgomery County Farm Bureau, North Montgomery High School FFA, Purdue Extension Montgomery County office, Soil & Water, Sustainable Indiana, South Montgomery High School FFA and Tuttle Middle School.

On display are old farm tools, maps, many FFA Jackets from around the county and items from the 1979 Farm Progress Show.










Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chicken or Egg

So, what do you think?
Does the chicken come first or the egg????


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Student Competition - Carnegie Museum - Exhibit Logo Design

About the Exhibit:

Agriculture: The Cultivation of Montgomery County will open to the public on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. This exhibit will cover the history of agriculture in Montgomery County as well as the state of agriculture today. Visitors will learn about the science and business aspects of farming and the supporting networks of farm-related businesses and organizations in the county and the state.

Visitors to the exhibit will learn about:

  • Basic agriculture systems and terms
  • Where Montgomery County ranks in the state, and where Indiana ranks in the nation in multiple agricultural products.
  • The impact of agriculture on Montgomery County
  • What it is like to be a successful farmer in Montgomery County
  • The technology involved in successful agriculture and how it has changed over time
  • Groups and organizations relating to Montgomery County agriculture, such as FFA and 4-H

Judging Criteria

Exhibit Logo must:

· Be able to be viewed in color and in black and white

· Be appropriate for a family friendly audience

· Be scalable from 2 inches to 36 inches

· Represent Montgomery County and/or Agriculture

The winning design will be used to promote the exhibit online and in print to a local, regional and national audience. The exhibit will run through the end of 2012.

Please submit logo in PDF Form to Carnegie@cdpl.lib.in.us by Friday, January 30, 2012. The winner will be notified by February 10, 2012 and will be invited to the Exhibit Preview on February 29th to be an honored guest at the event which includes the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Carnegie Museum.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Agriculture in Montgomery County!

Opening to the public on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County, this exhibit will cover the history of Agriculture in Montgomery County as well as the state of Agriculture today.

To create this exhibit we need your help. If you have photographs of the Montgomery County Fair or photographs of local people at the Indiana State Fair, the museum would be interested in borrowing them for the exhibit. Also, old farm tools, maps, Almanacs, FFA Jackets and more are needed to complete the visual picture of Montgomery County Agriculture. Any items from the 1979 Farm Progress Show here in the county would be most welcome. Items can be donated to the museum or loaned to the museum for the duration of the exhibit.

The Carnegie Museum is located at:
222 S. Washington Street (US 231)
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
765-362-4618 (Front desk)
765-362-4622 (Curator)