Antlers & Horns Program

On Wednesday, April 23 the Museum featured an after school discovery on animals with Antlers & Horns. All the animal artifacts were from educator Bernie’s collection. There were many items to touch and explore. The children did a fantastic job at the Shadow Know-how game and finished with fun museum search. Following the program the children were able to feed sunflower seeds to Barnyard while she sat perched on Bernie’s shoulder. The Museum has many taxidermy animals with antlers or horns. Come visit us to see!

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Volunteers Needed

Although the Museum has some volunteers, it isn’t nearly enough for coverage at the museum on Fridays and Saturdays. Museum experience is not necessary. If you’re an honest person, willing to donate 4 or 5 hours a month by sitting, greeting, answering, and calculating…then we need you. The work is not difficult but it is important. It’s turning on the lights and making sure they are all turned off before exiting the building. You greet people as they enter the museum, give them a 2 minute brief of the museum (already written) and log them in on the attendance sheet. It’s answering the phone and taking messages. It’s attending to the gift shop by selling items to our visitors. It’s being honest enough not to steal the mere pittance we take in the gift shop. ┬áThere is library staff downstairs ready to answer your questions, should you have a problem. There’s a check list for our volunteers so you don’t have to memorize the location of the light switches. It’s making sure food and drinks are not brought into the museum and that children act accordingly. It’s allowing Lucy the Library Cat to come and sit in your lap. Sometimes there are many visitors (over 20) and sometimes there might be no one. But you never know when there might be a visitor and therefore we need coverage. Bernie is only part-time working Tues-Thurs which is why we need volunteers for those Fridays and Saturdays. Friday hours are 1-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm.

If you are able to donate your time, please call the museum and talk to Bernie at 642-1515 or stop by to pick up a volunteer form.

THANK YOU!

Walking with Dinosaurs

Bet you didn’t know that we were visited by a dinosaur on April 9th during our after school discoveries program? It even left behind a giant track and we set it to cast! The children and adults enjoyed watching a slideshow about animals of the past and explored some really cool fossils. Many were millions and millions year old.

Next program is April 23. Watch for it!

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