CANTON -- The North Country Children’s Museum (NCCM) recently held an exhibition preview event with SUNY Canton at its Alumni House.
The evening featured NCCM’s Adirondack Waterways created by SUNY Canton faculty members Dr. Ron Tavernier, Dr. William Rivers and Dr. David Bradford.
“We are thrilled that our faculty is involved with the development of the museum and are excited to partner with NCCM to debut this interactive science-based exhibit. Not only do the presented programs make the community better for our kids, but as employers it is a real draw for recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff to the area,” said Lenore Vanderzee, SUNY Canton Chief of Staff.
Invited guests received project updates and reviewed envisioned floor plans of the permanent exhibition spaces to be featured in the museum’s future home - the historic Old Snell Hall located in downtown Potsdam.
“Over the last year, we have made huge strides towards making this vision a reality. During 2014, our focus remains on raising major gifts and capital dollars to fund each exhibition space while generating additional contributions to support our current operations leading up to our official opening,” says Sharon Vegh Williams, Co-Founder and Executive Director of NCCM.
NCCM currently presents Museum Without Walls, a travelling interactive workshop that features a variety of hands-on arts and science programs designed for children of all ages. By providing unique and interactive experiences that support life-long learning, family collaboration and overall success, Museum Without Walls has quickly become an educational resource for the community.
Museum Without Walls travels throughout the community with weekly programs delivered at Clarkson University Bookstore in Potsdam NY.
Designed as a learning lab for visitors and faculty across the four local campuses in education, science and the humanities, NCCM will feature 10 permanent exhibition spaces with interactive experiences that encourage creativity, inquiry, and learning through active participation.
With a public opening scheduled for Fall of 2015, programming will include field trip and outreach school programs, interactive learning camps, and a daily after-school enrichment series.
NCCM is conducting a multi-tiered funding campaign to support general operating and program development for Museum Without Walls as well as securing capital dollars for its future home.
For additional information, visit www.northcountrychildrensmuseum.org.