Hartwick to Host Free ‘Family Fun Day’ at Yager Museum

Hartwick College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture once again invites families to enjoy an “Afternoon at the Museum: Family Fun Day at the Yager.” The program takes place on Saturday, April 28 from noon to 3 p.m. and will include a variety of educational and hands-on activities for children and their families to enjoy. The event is free and open to the public.

Activities will include mask making, playing art detective, a Junior Archaeology Dig, “Piecing Together the Past,” and other arts and crafts.

“‘Afternoon at the Museum’ has become a highlight of the Yager’s year,” said Doug Kendall, coordinator of the Museum. “Our Museum Studies students, student assistants, and staff are creating new, fun activities for 2018. We’re also bringing back some of the signature activities from last year, including the Junior Archaeology Dig and scavenger hunt. It’s going to be a great time for all.”

Hartwick College students will be involved in the Museum’s Family Fun Day. Students participating in the Museum Studies course “Places of Learning” have helped organize the event and planned two new activities that focus on re-creating Native American tools and making greeting cards from natural materials.

The museum will be open for all visitors that day from noon to 4:30 p.m. All exhibitions will be open, including the recently-completed Contested Identities: Images of Native Americans, 1880-1930, drawn from the Museum’s Falconer Photograph Collection, and Black Lives at Hartwick Then and Now, a look at the way the College has been impacted by African Americans from its earliest days as Hartwick Seminary to the present.

The Museum is located in Yager Hall on the College campus, and is best reached via the College’s Clinton Street entrance. Parking is available adjacent to the Museum’s entrance.

For more information on the Yager Museum, visit www.hartwick.edu/museum or contact Kendall at 607-431-4423 or kendalld@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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