Join us for Dia de Los Muertos Sunday!

Join us for our Dia de Los Muertos Sunday!


Come and celebrate family – past, present and future, as we observe the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos!

You will have lots of different activities to choose from to celebrate! Make your own Mexican themed crafts, or enjoy a story about Mexico during Storytime, have some food from the O’Pablo’s Food Truck, and farm and prepare your own pretend meal in our Hola Mexico! exhibit!

Admission is $5. Children under 3 years old are free!

Each craft is $1 but Passport Holders craft for Free!

Call (518) 793-2773 or visit for more information!

Glens Falls & Mexico with Maury Thompson



A Lecture with Maury Thompson


Wine • Refreshments by Samantha’s Café • Art Reception • Live Music • Historical Talk

Friday, November 3

5-7 p.m.

World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

$25 per person

An event for adults. Seating is limited.

RSVP: 793-2773 x305 or [email protected]org


Join us as we observe Dia de los Muertos with an evening of wine, music, and a pop-up display of Mexican art and artifacts from our collection!

The main feature event of this evening is a talk by celebrated local writer and historian Maury Thompson on the historical connections between Warren County and Mexico.


The talk will include information about local artist Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, who lived seven years in Mexico in the early 1900s and worked as a translator for the Mexican president; local construction contractor Joseph “J”J” Fredella, who came to the aid of 22 Mexican laborers stranded in the Adirondacks in 1923; local National Guardsmen deployed to the Mexican border in 1916; and diplomatic and humanitarian actions of Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes, among other historical anecdotes.

Also, be sure to see our Dia de los Muertos cemetery and ofrenda installation, in place just for this weekend!


About Maury: 

Local writer and historian Maury Thompson has been quoted in The New York Times as an expert on the Glens Falls economy, in ELLE magazine as an expert on regional politics, and on the British sweater fashion blog Celtic-sheepskin as an expert on the luxurious feel of cashmere.

But he is best known around Glens Falls as The Post-Star reporter who walked his beat for 21 years.

He retired from The Post-Star in September to pursue an “encore career“ as a historian of politics, labor organizing and media in New York‘s North Country.

His new book “’The Animated Feather Duster’ (And Other Slow Newsday Tales of the Legendary Facial Hair of Charles Evans Hughes)” is expected to be released in Spring 2018.

Portions of tonight’s talk will be included in another upcoming book, “History in The Hyde Neighborhood: The Storyteller’s Guide to Warren and Center Streets, expected to be released in spring 2019.

Thompson’s first book, “The Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival: The Walter Grishkot Story,” was released in September 2011.

He has donated a dozen copies of the book to World Awareness Children’s Museum to distribute this evening, on a first-come, first-served basis, for a donation of any amount to the museum.

Thompson writes “Warren County Watch,” a column about economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County, published twice a month on the EDC Warren County web site.

Thompson graduated in 1992 from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Buy Your WACM Dios de los Muertos T-Shirt Now!

The Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos is coming soon and The World Awareness Children’s Museum invites you to our weekend-long celebration from Thursday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 5th with a number of themed workshops, presentations and activities!
We want you to be sure to celebrate in style with a beautiful, customized WACM t-shirt! A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Museum! Use the link below to purchase your shirt today!
Here’s a summary of the events!
On Thursday, November 2nd during normal museum hours, our ofrenda will be open and on display!
On Friday, November 3rd, we will be hosting local historian Maury Thompson for a catered event where he will give a presentation on the ties between Glens Falls and Mexico. Also featured will be a pop-up gallery of Museum artifacts related to Mexico and Dia de los Muertos.
On Saturday, November 4th, in addition to be open for normal museum hours, we will have a workshop focused on honoring our ancestors.
On Sunday, November 5th, we will have a day of activities, face painting, and a Mexican food truck to finish out our weekend of celebration!
Stay tuned for more detailed information about the events, and don’t forget to buy your T-Shirt! 

Free Family Series at the 2017 Adirondack Film Festival

Did you know that Glens Falls has it’s very own film festival? That’s right! Back for its second year, the Adirondack Film Festival is bringing new films to downtown Glens Falls, and will once more be presenting its FREE FAMILY SERIES – thirteen films for children from all around the globe. Come and see these new films at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 21st at the Crandall Public Library. Call (518) 798-7479 or Visit for more information or to buy tickets! Hope to see you there!


Here’s a list of the short films featured in this year’s Free Family Series!


Mike Hayhurst

USA; 3 min

We know it’s not always easy being green–but it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.



Ana Chubinidze

France; Switzerland; Germany; 7 min

Good things come in all sizes and packages. Especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.



Ignas Meilunas

Lithuania; 2 min

Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.



Clementine Robach

France; Belgium; 7 min

Times are tough in one little town: first no food, now no electricity. Eventually, the transformative power of community nourishes all in more ways than one.



Xiya Lan

USA; 4 min

Sometimes we amplify our fears. Usually, they’re not so bad at all.



Natalia Chernysheva

Russia; 4 min

Anyone can get caught in a bind, but working together means weaving new webs of strength in one spider’s dilemma.



Mercedes Marro

Spain; Colombia; France; 8 min

Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.



Ned Wenlock

New Zealand; 6 min

Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him make music for the spring jam?



Mari Miyazawa

Japan; 5 min

Konigiri Kun, a curious rice ball with a penchant for shopping, goes out to market and is tempted all around in this hilarious nod to overconsumption.



Julia Ocker

Germany; 4 min

A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.



Kariem Saleh

Germany; 4 min

A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.



Maribel Suarez

Mexico; 5 min

A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.



Yekaterina Filippova

Russia; 3 min

Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier.




The Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, NY is the only film festival in the country operated by a prominent professional theatre company – the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Because AFF spans the gap of theatre and film, it has the ability to offer a unique vantage point for a film festival as it embraces the similarities and differences in storytelling and the process from page to stage to screen. The festival features panel discussions, a free family series, exciting special events, and 75+ films all taking place on 7 screens in downtown Glens Falls. Sharing its slogan with the Adirondack Theatre Festival – the leading professional theatre in the Capital Region dedicated to new plays – the Adirondack Film Festival is a place where audiences can always expect to SEE SOMETHING NEW.