Events At The Museum + Off-Site Events: 12/8 – 12/17

Upcoming Events From The Museum!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce our series of seasonally themed events at the museum! We have some truly fun and unique programs coming up (a little something for everyone), including:

. Friday, Dec. 14th – St. Lucia’s Day Celebration! (10:00am – 11:00am): Saint Lucia’s Day, also known as Luciadagen, marks the beginning of the Christmas season in Scandinavia (a region that includes Sweden, Norway, and Denmark). Join us Friday, December 14th, from 10:00am – 11:00am as we celebrate and learn about this amazing holiday, where children will hear a story about St. Lucia, decorate their own wreath crown, serve food in the traditional manner and enjoy holiday treats together. Event is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

. Saturday, Dec. 15th – Winter Paint And Sip At The Museum (1:00pm – 2:30pm): Our popular family friendly Paint And Sip series returns Saturday, Dec. 15th with a seasonal theme! Guest teacher Patrice Jarvis-Webber will instruct us on creating an amazing winter painting! Cost is $20 per child/adult duo ($5 for each additional child). Space is limited, so please call us at 518.793.2773 to register.

Members receive 50% off. Event runs 1:00pm – 2:30pm.

. Monday, Dec. 17th – Hopi Winter Solstice Weaving Workshop (3:30pm – 4:30pm): December has been held sacred for over a thousand years to the Hopi Indians; the month is associated with the arrival of the Katchina, who brings the Sun back to the world. Join us as we host a Hopi Weaving craft Monday, Dec. 17th, 3:30pm – 4:30pm. Workshop is best suited for children 2nd grade and older.

Members Only Mornings And Off-Site Events

The museum will be hosting “Members Only Mornings” the second Tuesday of each month, 10:00am – 12:00pm, where members get exclusive time to visit and explore the museum. Interested in becoming a member? You can check out the Membership page on our website here.

We also have a variety of off-site events where you can visit us and learn more about the museum! Here is where you can catch us:

– Saturday, Dec. 8th: Card making @ The Shirt Factory (71 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY), 10:00am – 5:00pm.

– Sunday, Dec. 9th: Holiday card making @ Lake George Christkindlmarkt, 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

– Thursday, Dec. 13th –  Cultural Club @ Hudson Free Library: Do you like different cultures? Do you like eating food from different countries? Join us as we learn about a different country and culture each month. We will be learning about France for the month of December! This program is free thanks to our partnership with the Hudson Falls Free Library and is open to all students in 4th – 8th grade.

– Saturday + Sunday, Dec. 15th – 16th: Visit our table at the Aviation Mall in Queensbury, NY for a lovely card making craft! The museum will be there 10:00am – 4:00pm both days.

The museum would also like thank everyone who visited during the “Hometown Holidays” event in downtown Glens Falls last week! We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Parents’ Night Out At The Museum! – 12/21

 

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce “Parents’ Night Out”, a time where parents can enjoy a night out on the town, or get some last minute shopping done as their children get set to enjoy time playing in the museum, watching a winter-themed movie, and enjoy some light snacks. Cost: Non-members – $20 per child / Members – $15 per child. Space is limited, so please call us at 518.793.2773 today to register (no children will be admitted without pre-registration). **Children must be potty trained in order to attend**.

 

 

Young Artists Competition!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our Young Artists Competition, with submissions being accepted October 1st through November 16th! The guidelines will be as follows:

Submissions begin: October 1st, 2018.
Submission deadline: November 16th, 2018.
Jury decision: January 11th, 2019.
Finalists art show: January 18th, 2019.

– Entrants must be a resident of Glens Falls, NY and in Kindergarten through 8th grade to be eligible.
– Our theme for the year is “Water, Water Everywhere”. Limit of one piece per entrant.
– There is a $5 submission fee that must be included with the submitted artwork. Payment by cash only, please.
– Submissions must be two dimensional artwork and cannot be larger than 16 x 20 inches.
– The work must be framed or mounted. Complete, artistic, colorful works are prefered (pencil, crayon, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
– A short note about the entrants art is a welcome addition. Please include if available. It should be paper clipped to the corresponding artwork.
– To be included in the judging process for awards, all artwork must be received by November 16th. Please submit art to: World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 or education@worldchildrensmuseum.org.

We will require filling out our Young Artists Competition form, which you can find/download here.

Winners will have their art reproduced on mugs, postcards, magnets, and more!

Any artwork and materials, by submission to the Young Artists Competition become property of the World Awareness Children’s Museum and cannot be returned. All rights are assigned to the World Awareness Children’s Museum for use, distribution or reproduction in the best interest of the museum.

Upcoming Events At The Museum! (3/10/18)

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce these upcoming events for the month of March:

Sunday, March 11th: Free Day At WACM – Come visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum for our monthly Free Day! Come explore our exhibits and see all that we have to offer. Museum will be open 12PM to 5PM.

Saturday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day At WACM – Come visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum to help celebrate St. Patricks Day! We will be hosting a number of holiday themed crafts that will be fun for the whole family, as well as Irish Step Dancers! Event begins at 10AM.

Saturday, March 24th: Springtime Workshop At WACM – Visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum as we celebrate the first days of Spring with a spring themed workshop! We’ll be doing a number of crafts and events, so stay tuned to this page as we update it! Crafts will begin at 11AM and museum is open 10AM to 3 PM.

New Director At The World Awareness Children’s Museum! (2/27/18)

The Board of Directors of the World Awareness Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the arrival of the new director, June Waters.  Formerly the Curator of Education at The Hyde Collection, June has also held the position of Coordinator of Arts in Education at WSWHE BOCES and was the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks in Glens Falls.

June Waters.

A native of Hudson Falls, June returned to the area from California in January to begin her work with WACM. She hopes to raise awareness of the exhibitions and hands on fun for children in the museum while expanding the museum’s impact into the community with fun and educational programming that will focus on elements of the museum’s unique and vast collection of children’s artwork from around the world.

We wish her the best of luck here at the World Awareness Children’s Museum!

Join us for February school break workshops! (2/8/18)

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce its continued partnership with Hudson Headwaters Health Network, to provide craft workshops free of charge to children during the February 2018 school break week.

Workshops will run February 19th through the 23rd and will begin at 11 am.

The weekday workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 19th: Chinese Lion Dance Celebration – The Chinese Lion Dance has been a Chinese New Year tradition for hundreds of years. We will be celebrating this iconic spectacle with dance, folktales and more!

Tuesday, February 20th: Mardi Gras Mask Workshop – Bring your festive imagination as we celebrate Mardi Gras by making our own Mardi Gras Masks! Colorful and bold, or sequenced and shiny, there are a variety of ways to make your own mask!

Wednesday, February 21st: Chinese New Year Puppet Workshop – We will continue our Chinese New Year celebration by making our own Dragon and Dog rod puppets, two of the more iconic symbols of the Chinese New Year!

Thursday, February 22nd: Olympic Flag Workshop – In recognition of the Olympics, we will be celebrating by making our own Olympic Flags! You can re-create a Olympic country’s flag or create your own, it’s up to you!

Friday, February 23rd: Recycled Bottle Cap Workshop – Together we will create a colorful mural of recycled ‘trash’, that promoted creativity as much as it does recycling! An assorted but limited supply of bottle caps will be available but please bring as many bottle caps as you can to recycle and create!

 

All workshops are free with the cost of admission ($5 per person, children under 3 enter free).

Help us reach New Destinations in 2018!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce the launch of their Annual Campaign for 2017. Through engaging, interactive activities and educational programming, WACM imparts the values of inclusion, acceptance and understanding. The Museum provides opportunities for children and their families to connect with their world neighbors through the following:

  • Onsite and offsite educational programming in accordance with NYS curriculum standards.
  • Extensive art collection containing over 10,000 pieces of children’s art and objects from around the world.
  • Facilitates and manages an international youth art exchange program wth artwork from 83 countries.

More than 100,000 children have taken part in educational outreach programs or visits to the Museum since its inception.

The mission of the Museum is more important now than ever before.  Our goal is to reach more children, families and community members with our vital message.  The Museum is looking forward to a planned expansion of partnerships and programs for all ages in 2018.

This giving season, please consider a donation to the World Awareness Children’s Museum. Thank you in advance for your support!

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 www.worldchildrensmuseum.org for more information!

Glens Falls & Mexico with Maury Thompson

GLENS FALLS & MEXICO

“HISTORICAL WARREN COUNTY CONNECTIONS WITH MEXICO”

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 director@worldchildrensmuseum.org

www.worldchildrensmuseum.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.