Another summer draws to its close, and we gear up for the fall!

As the summer winds down and we here at the Children’s museum gear up for our “back to school” fall schedule we pause for our annual Fall Spruce Up! Over the course of these two weeks the Museum itself has enjoyed being worked on during the first week by staffers as well as by wonderfully generous and enthusiastic incoming freshmen student volunteers from Bridgewater State, Stonehill and Wheaton College!!! During the second week we are getting even more help and support from adult volunteers from all across the area! As always be sure to let us know if you have some spare time that you could devote to helping out the south coast’s number #1 family experience!
(Right: Sarah and Melissa from Wheaton College Pitching in!)

My earliest memories of the Children’s Museum as you and I now know it are not of drop-in days and birthday parties, fetch labs and field trips but…. of scrubbing huge oil stains off the floor of what is now the main exhibit hall. Those slicks left from years and years of fire engine maintenance and repair left a pretty strong sting in the back of my nostrils. Almost as vivid in my brain as the smell of that oil was the semi-panicked thought of “what has my mother gotten herself into!” Well all these years later it makes me truly proud to see what has become of our beloved Museum! The natural beauty of the building has been accentuated by the dedication, effort and spirit of each and every person who has worked so hard for so long, and been so loyal to us! You are the ones who make this all possible, and I hope you take away as much pride and enjoyment from this wonderful place as I do!

The museum and all it’s staff are excitedly anticipating re-opening on Tuesday September 16th (Shameless plug: and our Scarecrow Stomp on September 21st!) We hope to see you get a chance to enjoy all the new improvements and work that we’ve done…. hope to see you soon!

-Andrew Peterson, an original Museum kid!

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1 Comments

  1. Eric H. on September 12, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    We look forward to the re-opening and improvements, although it is hard to improve on all the great things you offer at the Museum. We have been to many museums — some high profile — but our hearts seem to be most happy and our minds most stimulated at the Children’s Museum in Easton. What a marvelous, down-to-earth place this is. The opportunities for children to be entertained and informed are significant. It’s always nice visiting your Museum and historic North Easton Village. Keep up the great work!