Fenimore Art Museum to offer Virtual Vacations programs for Children

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January 2009
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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y.— Fenimore Art Museum announces two Virtual Vacation programs taking place Saturday, January 24th and Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. These exciting programs use the museum’s videoconferencing technology to bring a unique, interactive experience to children ages 5 through 8.

Saturday, January 24th:  Anansi the Spider: West African Folktale  (Center for Puppetry Arts - Atlanta, GA).  Learn about folklore, hear stories from West Africa, and construct a shadow puppet

Saturday, January 31st:  Catch Me If You Can (Life Science Education Center at Marian College - Indianapolis, IN) explores how some of nature's most amazing creatures protect themselves - explaining questions such as why some animals have scales, stripes, stingers, or spines.

These one-hour distance learning programs are followed up with a special take-home craft.  Children will be instructed by staff from the Fenimore Art Museum.

Workshop cost: $15 per child (non-members)/$12 per child for members of the New York State Historical Association.  Reservations are required; please call 607-547-1414.

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For more information or images, please contact:
Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail: t.kenyon@nysha.org
 

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