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  • July 27, 2021 5:21 PM | Christopher Judge

    Visitors to the Education Center can take in dioramas created by Richard Schuster, one of which is of Oyster Bay in May of 1779 when the British Queen's Rangers left town, having cut down the Townsend orchard to build a fort on what is now known as Fort Hill. Hidden among the British was a young enslaved woman named Elizabeth, who is known to have absconded with the British troops when they left that day. Visitors’ experience of the museum will be enhanced by the addition of a new smart phone-based augmented reality app, known as "Digital Tapestry," created under the auspices of The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Visitors to the museum's new shop can pick up copies of the museum's historian Claire Bellerjeau's new book, Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution, as well as hand-painted toy soldiers, tee shirts, and other gifts.

    The Museum was the home of Robert Townsend, a spy for George Washington, and welcomes nearly 10,000 visitors annually, including some 5,000 fourth-graders who come on field trips as part of their studies of the Revolutionary War. The plan to open the entire house to the public had been envisioned as long ago as 1974. The back of the house, once living quarters for Irish servants in the 19th century had been until recently used as offices and collections storage. The project was catalyzed by a 2011 acquisition of the neighboring building, purchased by the Town of Oyster Bay for the Museum's use on condition that the Friends of Raynham Hall, Inc., which operates the property as a museum on behalf of the Town, be responsible for raising any funds necessary for the adaptive re-use of the new education center building.

    For more information, please contact the museum at (516) 922-6808 or visit online at

  • July 09, 2021 10:31 AM | Kristen Matejka

    “What’s Old is New Again” at Southold Historical Museum

    Southold Historical Museum (formerly Southold Historical Society) has reopened with a new name and new logo and invites visitors to come explore its three historical locations filled with artifacts that will bring you back in time.

    A special “What’s Old is New Again” ceremony was held on July 1st to unveil the new direction for the museum. Attendees got a preview of the new sign and logo and were invited to explore the grounds and preview this summer’s new exhibits.

    In the Ann Currie-Bell house, the seasonal exhibit, “The Roaring Twenties: A Decade of Change,” curated by volunteer Lee Cleary, is on display.  This exhibit offers a glimpse into this exciting decade including several overall themes:  prohibition; rum-running; speakeasies; lifestyle and fashion; and women’s suffrage.  The Wash House building features a “Tips from a Colonial Laundry” exhibit. And at the Thomas Moore/Samuel Landon house, the “Enslavement in Southold” exhibit has been reinterpreted to include the narrative of the enslaved people within the story of the house. 

    And, at the nearby Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse, operated by the Southold Historical Museum, the “Dead Man’s Cove: Shipwrecks off Horton Point Lighthouse” exhibit details the dangers of the perilous waters just off the lighthouse bluff.

    Events this summer include a mini lecture series at Horton Point Lighthouse, Saturdays at 2:00 pm, July 10th, 24th, Aug. 7th, and Aug. 21st. Rain date Sundays. Bring a chair and enjoy the stories of rum-runners, lighthouse keepers, shipwrecks and the animals of Long Island Sound.

    And, the weekend of July 24th and 25th, the Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Maple Lane Complex.

    Bring your friends and family to discover what life was life a long time ago. At the Maple Lane Complex you’ll find the charming Late Victorian Ann Currie-Bell house, filled with historic detailing. You can take a seat in the quaint one-room Bayview Schoolhouse, and explore what transportation looked like before automobiles in the c. 1700s Reichert Family Barn.  The c. 1750 Thomas Moore/Samuel Landon house reveals what life was like before the Industrial Era, and other buildings on site include a print shop, ice house and a blacksmith shop.

    The museum gift shop and Treasure Exchange are both open at the Prince Building nearby, and admission to the Maple Lane Complex includes entry to the nearby Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.

    Maple Lane Complex is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00pm, through September 12th and the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 to 4:00pm, through September 12th.  Visit the website for hours at the Museum Gift Shop and Treasure Exchange Shop at the historic Prince Building.

    Suggested admission, which includes access to all locations, is $5/adult and $10/family. For more information, visit

  • May 05, 2021 10:46 AM | Steve Bodnar

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Snap That Sign photo-taking campaign is back for a second year and welcomes public participation across New York State for this outdoor, family-friendly activity.

    Snap That Sign is a statewide photo crowdsourcing campaign that asks participants to help put their community “on the map” by taking pictures of historic markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation. The Pomeroy Foundation’s website has a list of specific historic markers that need to be photographed for Snap That Sign 2021. The photo submission deadline is Monday, May 31.

    Photos selected for publication will be added to individual marker listings on the Pomeroy Foundation’s interactive marker map, and will provide a greater visual context about each marker and its location. All participants will receive a Pomeroy Foundation historic marker pin as a “thank you.”

    “The response last year to the first Snap That Sign campaign was overwhelming and so appreciated,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “We received hundreds of photos that help bring these historic markers to life for those who visit our marker map from all over the world. We’re excited to see what this year’s Snap That Sign brings.”

    Instructions for participating in Snap That Sign 2021 are as follows:

    1. Browse this list of Pomeroy markers that need to be photographed.
    2. Review the photography guidelines and photo-taking tips to ensure your photos will be eligible.
    3. Email your photos to info@wgpfoundation.orgby Monday, May 31, and share on social media using the hashtag #SnapThatSign

    For complete photography and submission guidelines, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s Snap That Sign 2021 webpage. Be sure to follow local and New York State COVID-19 guidelines, as well as traffic and parking regulations while you snap that sign.

    # # #

    About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation:
    The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. One of their initiatives is helping people to celebrate their community’s history. They meet this by providing grants to obtain signage in the form of roadside markers and plaques. Since 2006, they have funded over 1,300 markers and plaques across the United States, all the way to Alaska. Visit:

    Twitter: @wgpfoundation
    YouTube: William G. Pomeroy Foundation

  • April 28, 2021 4:26 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Roberson Museum and Science Center is pleased to announce the re-opening of Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse on April 30. This exhibition has been reworked in collaboration with experts, faithkeepers, and staff members to display the history and culture of The People of the Longhouse.

    “It is Roberson’s honor and privilege to highlight the Haudenosaunee Nation; a culture that continues to thrive in our region,” said Michael Grasso, Executive Director. “Roberson Museum is built adjacent to a significant pre-colonial archaeological site and we have a duty to educate the community about this vibrant history and begin acknowledging the past and the land we occupy.”

    Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse offers visitors a walk through of a partial model of a longhouse, an opportunity to listen to how lacrosse sticks are made and watch traditional dances, weave patterns on baskets, or feel the textures of beads, furs, and hides.

    Roberson is excited to bring this exhibition to the Binghamton community, featuring the rich history of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, their impact on this land prior to colonialism and up to their continued stewardship today. We hope to provide further visibility to this sovereign nation and the contributions its people have made to art, science, and history.

    This permanent exhibition will be on view in Roberson’s second-floor gallery starting April 30.

    Haudenosaunee: People of the Longhouse exhibition page:

    Onondaga Nation website:

    About Roberson Museum and Science Center

    Roberson Museum and Science Center is a cultural hub of activities and events, serving the greater Binghamton community. Our mission remains to engage and educate people of all ages and backgrounds by providing regionally significant exhibitions and programs in art, history, and science.

    Support for this exhibition is provided by the Roger Kresge Foundation, The Harriet Ford Dickenson Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York, and the Jill Morgan Packard Donor Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for South Central New York; as well as general operations support grants from, the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

    The Haudenosaunee Confederacy is made up of six unique nations. Roberson recognizes it sits on the ancestral homeland of the Onondaga Nation. We extend our respect and gratitude to them as the past, present, and future stewards of this land. Roberson is committed to featuring the contributions this nation and its people have made and continue to make to art, history, and science.

  • April 26, 2021 9:11 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Farmers Market celebrates its fifth year of connecting area residents and families with fresh, locally-sourced food


    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY / APRIL 23, 2021 - The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market will open its 2021 season on Monday, May 3 and will run weekly through October 25 on Monday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm in the Pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, 75 North Water Street in Poughkeepsie.

    2021 marks the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market's fifth year of operations. The Market offers a wide range of farm-fresh greens and vegetables, fruit, herbs, apples, cider, baked good, eggs, poultry, vegetable plant starts, prepared food and more. Returning vendors include: Maynard Farms (fruits and vegetables), Lasher Meadows (eggs and poultry), J & J Farms (vegetables), the Educated Chef (sourdough breads), Queen City Cakes (bundt cakes and cookies), Dutchess Outreach’s Mobile Market (fruits and vegetables), Spice Beast (protein-enhanced spice blends), and Chef Stef (prepared food).

    This season's Market will feature several new vendors, including Crazy Box Bakery food truck (baked goods), The Chocolate Studio (Vegan / gluten-free desserts and ice cream), Diana Mae Flowers (herbs and cut flowers), Greens in a Basket (organic microgreens), Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery (small batch, hand-crafted spirits), and Three Kats Treasures (hand-made wooden bowls, spoons and cutting boards).

    The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is pleased to be expanding its partnership with the Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen, an incubator kitchen at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory that provides production space to culinary start-up businesses. Through the Poughkeepsie Open Kitchen, several new businesses will be rotating through the Market to expand their customer base, including Anna's Cucina (Italian cuisine), Sweets for Sami (cookies and baking mixes), Todd Hill Kitchen (Mexican-style sauces and salsas), Lamissa Events (globally inspired cuisine), Monster Pickles, Faithful Cakes, Reconnect Foods (global recipes made with local ingredients), and VetZero Heroes Making Heroes (sandwiches).

    The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market accepts both SNAP benefits and WIC / Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks. Eligible market patrons should check in at the Market Manager table for more information on using these benefits to obtain fresh healthy food from our vendors. The Market is located across the street from the Poughkeepsie Train Station on the waterfront, in the Pavilion at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, and is easily accessible by foot to City residents, visitors and commuters alike. The Market is fully covered, offers public restrooms and free onsite parking at the Museum.

    To ensure the safety of patrons, vendors, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market operates in accordance with New York State guidelines for safe operation of farmers’ markets. Protective face coverings are required of all patrons and vendors. Market patrons should expect to abide by social distancing measures, including a separate entrance and exit to the pavilion, marked set-back lines at each vendor station, directional signage, and marked spacing to ensure distancing in the queueing of lines. Patrons are asked to understand that handling of food products is limited and must be done by vendors.


    About The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market

    The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market is a public farmers market that is managed by the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum as part of its Health & Wellness initiative. For more information on becoming a vendor at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market visit: or call Peter Jacobsen, Market Manager at (845) 471-0589, ext. 17. For Market updates and events, follow the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market on Facebook or Instagram. 

    The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is the first children’s museum in the entire country to open a public farmers market as a strategy to advance community health by reducing food insecurity among the families it serves. Last September, the Museum was awarded the “2019 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Business Practice” by the Association of Science and Technology Centers (Washington, D.C.) in recognition of the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market's local impact.

  • April 20, 2021 9:13 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    NEW PALTZ, NY (April 20, 2021) –Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) is proud to announce the museum and historic site has been awarded a $349,999 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Collections and References Resources program to preserve and digitize significant historical documents from its own archival collections, as well as portions from the Town of New Paltz, the Reformed Church of New Paltz, and the Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection at Elting Memorial Library. The project encompasses thousands of early-American documents ranging from the mid-1600s to 1830.

    According Jon Butler, Yale Professor Emeritus and author of Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776, “HHS’s New Paltz project illustrates the fascinating ways in which a small, astonishingly complex Hudson River town perhaps unexpectedly exemplified major features of America’s story, with distinctive and captivating local features,” namely “social life, economy, race, ethnic relations, and religion.”

    This first phase of a larger, comprehensive project to digitize documents through the late 19th century is anticipated to take three years and covers preservation and digital imaging by a team of professionals from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia, along with hiring a contract Digital Librarian/Project Manager to assist staff in coordinating the project and making these collections available online. Josephine Bloodgood, HHS Director of Curatorial and Preservation Affairs, will lead the project, coordinating closely with the three other partner organizations.

    “Congratulations to Historic Huguenot Street and the New Paltz community for receiving this well-deserved grant award,” said Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19). “Historic Huguenot Street’s project will extend the life of nationally significant collections and make content more accessible to scholars, students, and upstate residents. We must continue to preserve the rich history of the mid-Hudson Valley.”

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. For more information about the NEH and the projects they are funding this year, visit

    The project “Preserving and Digitizing the Historic Documents of a Colonial Hudson Valley community: New Paltz, New York” has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

    Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    About Historic Huguenot Street

    A National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street is a 501(c)3 non-profit that encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres comprising the heart of the original 1678 New Paltz settlement, including seven stone houses dating to the early eighteenth century. Historic Huguenot Street was founded in 1894 as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve the nationally acclaimed collection of stone houses. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York Department of Education that is dedicated to preserving a unique Hudson Valley Huguenot settlement and engaging diverse audiences in the exploration of America's multicultural past in order to understand the historical forces that have shaped America.

  • April 08, 2021 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    We are delighted that Mariluz Hoyos has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant. During the last fifteen years, Mariluz has worked with a broad range of organizations including museums, university galleries, artist studios, and independent non-profits. Based in New York, she has managed exhibition projects implemented in thirteen countries and has coordinated teams with diverse specialties, languages, and cultural backgrounds. Most recently, Mariluz consulted for the Asia Society Triennial in New York. From 2005 to 2016, Mariluz oversaw the planning and implementation of large-scale exhibitions at Cai Guo-Qiang Studio. She was a Curator at Hunter College, Exhibition Coordinator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and has consulted on archival database development, exhibitions, and research assignments for Art in General, the Blanton Museum of Art, the Americas Society, and El Museo del Barrio. Before working in the arts, Mariluz was an economic history researcher in Colombia.

    Mariluz will be play a leading role in our work with The Africa Center, National Audubon Society, Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, the ongoing study for a new African American Arts Center in Hillsborough County, Florida, and an exciting new museum project coming soon. She can reached at  

  • March 30, 2021 1:00 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Ithaca, NYThe Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is excited to announce the opening of the Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology exhibit, The exhibit has two components, a temporary exhibit at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca until Fall 2021, as well as an online version that can be accessed anywhere in the world. The physical and online exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, March 27. 

    Early in the history of paleontology, the contributions of women were often in the shadows...A lot of the focus on the history of paleontology is on the sensational stories of larger-than-life male figures,” says Elizabeth Hermsen, Research Scientist at PRI, who has been working on developing the content for the exhibit. She says that she hopes that visitors leave the exhibit seeing the progress that has been made in the field as they compare the women and stories in the historical section of the exhibit with those in the modern section of the exhibit.

    Daring to Dig: Women in American Paleontology represents the history of women working in paleontology beginning in the 1600s through to contemporary times. It profiles some of the most influential women paleontologists, past and present, while looking at the broader social contexts in which they lived. The exhibit allows visitors to explore the lives of women paleontologists, learn about the prejudices they faced and still face today, and discover some of their greatest accomplishments. 

    Helaina Blume, Director of Exhibitions, turned to social media to request submissions from current women paleontologists in the field so she could share their stories in the exhibit. Many of the submissions were from women who recently received their Ph.D and grad students just starting their careers. “One of our goals with the exhibit was to inspire girls and women to get involved in STEAM and we believe highlighting mentors and role models can help do just that,” she says.

    The project began with the publication of a children’s book, Daring to Dig: Adventures of Women in American Paleontology, written by former PRI Director of Exhibitions, Beth Stricker, and illustrated by Alana McGillis. Through colorfully illustrated vignettes that are carried into the physical exhibition design, the book and exhibit show children that paleontology is a science for everyone, while also breaking down complex scientific ideas in a simple and fun way. 

    Beth Stricker says, “I hope that the exhibition welcomes young women and girls to the world of paleontology and shows them that no matter the subject or workplace—invertebrates or vertebrates; in the field, in labs, libraries, classrooms, or art studios—there’s a place for them. I also want them to realize that although much has changed in the sciences over the last few decades, there is still much to strive for. But no one is on their own. We are standing on the shoulders of these amazing women in history and standing together with the most diverse generation of paleontologists yet.”

    The physical exhibit will open to the public on March 27, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the museum is currently limiting the number of visitors at a time and encourages guests to make reservations online. Those who are not able to attend the physical exhibit can view the online exhibit at online exhibit will also showcase a collection of biographies of modern women paleontologists from all across the U.S., as well as additional resources for further education. 

    This project has been made possible with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Humanities, BorgWarner, Association of Science & Technology Centers IF/THEN, Humanities New York, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, and the Paleontological Society. 

    About the Paleontological Research Institution 

    The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) pursues and integrates education and research, and interprets the history and systems of the Earth and its life, to increase knowledge, educate society, and encourage wise stewardship of the Earth. PRI and its two public venues for education, the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, are separate from, but formally affiliated with Cornell University, and interact closely with numerous University departments in research, teaching, and public outreach.


  • March 05, 2021 10:11 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    2020 grants went from funding an exhibition of Black Dolls to making accessible the archives of famed textile designer Dorothy Liebes

    Archives of American Art caption: Dorothy Liebes surrounded by her textile samples. Date unknown. Courtesy Smithsonian Archives of American Art.

    The Coby Foundation, the nation’s only source of grants restricted to projects in fashion and textiles, has announced a special initiative for 2021. In recognition of the financial challenges museums and galleries are facing, the Foundation is encouraging applications for exhibition planning and implementation in its field that include a percentage of salary support for full- and part-time curatorial and collections staff who are engaged in the project. Potential applicants should visit the Foundation’s website, , for more information.

    In 2020, the Foundation supported 16 projects for a total of $551,000. Among those were an exhibition, Boro Textiles: Sustainable Aesthetics at the Japan Society in New York. Boro (“rags” or “tatters”) are patchwork textiles hand-pieced by residents of Tohoku in the north of Japan’s main island, Honshu, who stitch remnants of used fabric into utilitarian items, including blankets, coats, and mittens ($25,000). The Foundation also gave a grant of $75,000 to the New-York Historical Society for an exhibition, Black Dolls, which will explore handmade Black dolls as artistic expressions and windows into critical issues of race, gender, identity, and the legacy of slavery. Black Dolls will present approximately 130 home-made cloth dolls made largely by African American women, primarily between the years of 1850 and 1940.  

    The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art received support for scanning and uploading the archives of designer Dorothy Liebes (1899-1972), who was called “the greatest weaver alive today” and “the greatest modern weaver and the mother of the 20th century palette” ($45,000).

    Among the funding the Coby Foundation gave for exhibitions of individual artists were grants to the Fiber Workshop and Museum for Samara Golden: Upstairs at Steve’s. As the Philadelphia Inquirer commented, “Using mirrors, artist Samara Golden has transformed an area that’s about the size of a studio apartment into an impossibly large and lofty landscape, littered with fragments of a life.” ($75,000)  The Yeh Gallery at St. John’s University in Queens received support for exhibition Azikiwe Mohammed: 11439 - 39202, featuring 30 new textile works by the artist that join the narratives of the Black, Brown, and marginalized peoples living between the zip codes for which the exhibition takes its name: Queens, NY and Jackson, MS respectively. ($12,500)

    Another grant went to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories, which will present bed covers made by African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and European Americans, dating from the 17th century to the present and will examine distinct narratives embedded in each quilt and coverlet. ($50,000)

    Founded by Irene Zambelli Silverman in 1994, The Coby Foundation received its major assets after Mrs. Silverman’s death in 1998. The Foundation is interested in projects that combine excellent scholarship and effective interpretation. Projects may be in the arts or humanities, contemporary or historical, but all must have a public benefit. The Executive Director of The Coby Foundation is Ward L.E. Mintz. The Foundation welcomes inquiries for proposals. Consult the Foundation’s website at or write to Mr. Mintz at the following address:

    The Coby Foundation, Ltd.

    511 Avenue of the Americas, #387

    New York, NY  10011


    St. John’s University Yeh Art Gallery caption: Azikiwe Mohammed, Two Ladies Taking a Beach Break, 2017. Courtesy the artist and the Yeh Art Gallery. 

  • March 04, 2021 3:42 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Glens Falls, NY – World Awareness Children’s Museum announces its partnership with ten schools and districts for a project titled “COVID-19 & Me: Changes in My World,” to document the pandemic through student-made art. This project is made possible by the generous contributions of Dr. Judith Mysliborski, The Touba Family Foundation, and Blick Art Materials, and is led by the museum’s Executive Director Bethanie Muska Lawrence and Curator of Collections & Exhibitions Russell Serrianne, with help from independent curator Jenny Hutchinson.


    Participating Schools:

    -       Governor’s Ranch Elementary School, Littleton, Colorado

    -       Midlands Arts Conservatory, Columbia, South Carolina
    -       Landmark School, Beverly, Massachusetts
    -       Hadley-Luzerne Junior/Senior High School, Lake Luzerne, New York
    -       Odyssey Charter Junior/Senior High School, Palm Bay, Florida
    -       Park County School District #16, Meeteetse, Wyoming
    -       Pascack Valley High School, Hillsdale, New Jersey
    -       Tséhootsooí Middle School, Fort Defiance, Arizona
    -       Glens Falls City Schools, Glens Falls, New York
    -       Hawthorne Christian Academy, Hawthorne, New Jersey

    The goal of this project is to document the pandemic through children’s eyes. Participating students will create and display art that allows them to reflect on and process their experiences with the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has made in their lives. The project will culminate in virtual and physical art exhibits, featuring new artworks created by students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. At least 50 of these new works will be accessioned into the museum’s extensive International Youth Art Collection. All art submitted to this initiative will be featured in an online virtual exhibition on the museum’s website so students can see that they are not alone in their experiences with the pandemic. Participating schools and selected artists will be featured in a special magazine edition produced by the museum and available in print and online.

    “We believe that art helps us understand the world better and helps us process difficult times,” said Ms. Lawrence. “We hope this art project will help students explore and process the pandemic’s effect on their lives and see that, though they might be physically distanced from each other, they are not alone in their experiences.”


    About World Awareness Children’s Museum

    The World Awareness Children’s Museum has been a NYS Designated Charter Museum since 1995 with a mission to inspire curiosity and foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity by bringing our diverse world to children. Its collection is comprised of pieces from 140 countries including 8,000+ artifacts (fashion, musical instruments, dolls, toys, and other objects) as well as 7,000+ pieces of international children’s art. World Awareness Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, visit




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

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