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Hartwick’s Yager Museum to Host 2nd ‘Family Fun Day’ Event

April 25, 2017

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 Sunday, April 30 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.

The day’s theme is “storytelling,” and each event will tie in to the theme. Activities will include mask making, playing art detective, a Junior Archaeology dig, “Piecing Together the Past,” and other arts and crafts. Each of these will look at how we tell stories, or how stories relate to a museum exhibition.

Returning this year is Birchwood Archaeology Services – a Gilbertsville, NY company dedicated to the research, procurement, and analysis of past historic and prehistoric materials – who will again conduct a demonstration of atlatl spear throwing on Frisbee Field, outside the main entrance of Yager Hall, weather permitting.

“‘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 2017. We’re also bringing back some of the signature activities from last year, including the Junior Archaeology dig and atlatl throwing demonstration. It’s going to be a great time for all.”

Hartwick College students will be involved in the Museum’s Family Fun Day. Independent Study Students participating in the Museum Studies minor have helped organize the event, and planned scavenger hunt and mask-making activities.  Also, the Music Education Club will be helping participants tell stories using maracas.

The museum will be open for all visitors that day from noon to 4:30 p.m.

Due to on-campus construction and altered traffic flows, guests should look for signage for directions to parking. The Museum is located in Yager Hall, best reached via the College’s Clinton Street entrance.

For more information on the Yager Museum, visit or contact Kendall at 607-431-4423 or