Thursday, November 14, 2013

Elementary & Middle School Art Show

Tonight, and on display through December, the museum is displaying local artwork done by elementary and middle school students. There's big pictures, small pictures, colorful and black and white pictures, as well as everything in between. These kids are very talented and we are proud to display their works of art. So don't you miss out on being able to see it! Hope to see you soon!

-TONIGHT, November 14: reception for the artwork is from 5-7, light refreshments will be served

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer at the Carnegie Museum Wrap Up - and voting results announced!

What a fun and fantastic summer we’ve had here at the Carnegie Museum! The Summer at the Museum program was a big hit. Children were able to come and complete one activity each visit and earn a prize for each activity they finished. Altogether, 260 children joined us for our summer program and 57 of them completed all five activities! 

One activity involved the kids filling out a ballot asking them to vote for one of their favorite Pets, Storybooks, Subjects in School, Seasons and how they feel about Spiders. Sixty children took part in the activity, voting for their favorites in six different categories. 

Dogs took the lead for favorite pet with a total of 27 votes. Other pets, where children could write down their own favorite pet, took second with 8 votes, and included dolphins, ducks, snakes, unicorns, wolves, frogs, polar bears, and rats. 

The favorite of five storybooks featured in our Go Figure! Exhibit was Goldilocks and the Three Bears with 17 votes. Arthur’s Pet Business followed closely behind holding 15 votes. 

With a whopping thirty-two votes, Art took first place for favorite subject. Math placed second with 12 votes. Who would have thought?! 

Winner of the favorite season category was Summer with 33 votes! Spring sprung into second with 11 votes.

In our Spiders category, 22 children thought that they were super cool, while 20 thought they were okay, and 18 said they were SCARY.

We are so proud of all this year’s participants for their hard work and creativity. It was such a joy to see everyone having fun and learning at the same time. Thanks for joining us for summer at the museum!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Dr. Greta Binford @ the CMMC

Dr. Greta Binford, Arachnologist, spoke at the Carnegie Museum on Friday, July 25. After her presentation visitors were encouraged to follow her to the Sugar Creek Nature Park to look for spiders. 

Thank you, Dr. Binford, for a wonderful visit to the CMMC!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Meet Dr. Greta Binford

Meet Dr. Greta Binford, Arachnologist, at the Carnegie Museum on Thursday, July 25 at 1 pm. After her presentation visitors will be encouraged to follow her to the Sugar Creek Nature Park to look for spiders.

A professor of Biology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Greta Binford specializes in Arachnology, the study of spiders. Greta graduated from North Montgomery High School in 1983, then obtained her B.A. from Miami University. She then received her M.S. from the University of Utah and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2000. Binford joined the Lewis & Clark’s biology faculty in 2003 and encourages her students to learn about themselves while studying other species and continuously engages her students in scientific inquiry. The Carnegie Museum is featuring Greta and her work in the museum during the 2013 season. The exhibit will focus on Greta, her general field of Biology, and her specific research on spiders. The book Silk & Venom highlights Greta’s research and her quest to learn more about spiders.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer at the Museum 2013 Continues

Summer at the Museum 2013 is going strong, with over 100 kids signed up already. We have even had some finishers already! The program is free and the museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 pm. Admission to the museum is also free and we are stroller and wheelchair accessible. 
 Here is a sample of what the program is all about. It is simple and fun, and there are prizes!


Summer at the Museum 2013 Question sheets.
There are two different versions, one a little easier and one a little more difficult for the older kids.

Both Summer at the Museum versions have a ballot. 
Vote for your favorite things!
Which version looks more fun to you? 
Come visit us and try one!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer at the Museum 2013

Summer at the Museum 2013 has begun!

Summer at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County:

May 29 to August 10

Participation is free.
Complete activities and earn prizes!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Poetry Day!

 Poetry Day at the CMMC!

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County presents Poetry Day on Saturday, April 27th from 1 to 3 pm. 

April is National Poetry Month, so join us as Wabash Professor and Poet Dr. Marc Hudson, and students from Wabash College present a variety of Poetry, followed by fun activities to encourage creativity and playing with words. The theme of this year’s Poetry Day is Poetry as a Form of Transport. In addition to the presentation of poetry visitors can make their own poems, listen to both classic poetry and new poetry and have a chance to recite their own work as well. This event is about poetry in all of its forms.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The Carnegie Museum is located at 222 S Washington Street in downtown Crawfordsville. For more information please call 765-362-4618.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pi Day Fun!

Thanks to all who joined us for our 5th annual Pi Day on March 16!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"How Does It Work?"

Join us at the Carnegie Museum on February 28th from 5pm to 7pm!

You are invited to attend an exhibit preview of:

"How Does It Work?"

created by Tuttle Middle School Students

Then stay for the the Friends of the Carnegie Museum Annual Meeting of the Membership.
The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Carnegie Museum will begin at 7pm.

Admission is free, and the public is invited. The museum is accessible.

Pi Day!

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County & the Wabash College Society of Physics Students invite you to our 5th Annual Celebration of

Pi Day

Saturday, March 16th
1 to 3 PM

 FREE Admission!

Join us for Pi Day as Wabash professors and students will be on hand to entertain and amaze.
Witness and explore physics firsthand.

Bring the whole family and join us at theCarnegie Museum of Montgomery County. And of course we will need to have a little pie!

222 S. Washington St
Crawfordsville, IN

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ever wonder what happens at the Carnegie Museum during January and February?

The museum is closed right now, but a great deal is happening behind the scenes. As you can see from the photo above, we are cleaning and moving furniture, and will soon begin the installation of our new exhibits. Our Montgomery County WOW! exhibit, the Business and Industry gallery and the Athens gallery will still be here, though they will be slightly different so you will have to come back and see us in March!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mosaic: CMMC's newsletter

Did you know that you can read all the past newsletters of the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County?

All are online, available as .pdf files, on the CMMC Newsletter page