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.