Glens Falls, NY – The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce a series of upcoming events, including a special program run by renowned local writer/journalist Maury Thompson called ‘The Impact Of World War 1 On Culture In Glens Falls’ on Sunday, November 11th, 3:30PM – 5:00pm at the museum. Thompson will discuss how Glens Falls area residents embraced the culture of allied nations in a new way during World War I, even as they shunned the culture of Germany, and the 20-hour celebration of the Armistice in Glens Falls that occured a century ago. Thompson is the author of “The Biggest Kid and the Balloon Festival: The Walter Grishkot Story,” and “The Animated Feather Duster: Slow News Day Tales of the Legendary Facial Hair of Charles Evans Hughes.” His books will be on sale after the talk.
We also have some fun programming at the museum for the month of November, including: - Diwali Celebration (Saturday, Nov. 10th): Join us in celebrating Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, Saturday, November 10th! Our special guest program leader, Neha Golwala, will teach children how to paint a clay candle holder, tell a traditional Indian story about Diwali, and have children dress up in Indian clothing! The program runs 11:00am – 12:00pm and is free with admission.
– Paint And Sip At The Museum (Saturday, Nov. 10th): Join us Saturday, November 10th for a special return of our popular family friendly Paint And Sip series with guest instructor, Patrice Jarvis-Weber! Event runs 1:00pm – 2:30pm and is $20 per parent/child duo ($5 for each additional child). Our theme for the event will be Autumn Moon!
– Veteran’s Day Program (Monday, Nov. 12th): We will be hosting a family friendly Veteran’s Day celebration by reading the poem “In Flanders Field” by John McCrae and making a traditional red poppy craft. The event runs 10:30am – 11:30am and is free with admission.
About the World Awareness Children’s Museum
The World Awareness Children’s Museum is the first and only children’s museum in the country with multi-cultural education as its core mission. For over 20 years, the Museum has provided children, families, members of the community, visitors and supporters an accessible and authentic opportunity to cross boundaries and explore, and has fostered curiosity and appreciation for the rich cultural diversity of humankind. The Museum was designed to instill at an early age, the principles of inclusion, acceptance and understanding through engaging, interactive activities and educational programming. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and houses over 10,000 pieces of children’s art and donated objects from around the world in its collection.