5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Children's Museum advisory panel

Keithen and I were lucky enough to get a spot on the Children's Museum's advisory panel to help develop a new exhibit. The tentative title is "Global Perspectives" and it will be replacing the "Passport to the World" area of the museum. The new exhibit is set to open sometime around May of 2009. We'll probably be meeting monthly to give our input until then.

We went to our first meeting on Monday night and found out a bit about their plans for the exhibit so far. There will be a general area that will compare how things are done in different cultures, say maybe how people communicate around the world. Then there will be a more country-specific area that will change out to a new country every 3 years or so. The first country they will focus on will be Egypt. They are considering a 90 minute long "cultural immersion" experience where you go in and learn something about the culture (maybe traditional dress, cooking a native dish, a dance or song) and then everyone comes back together to celebrate a ritual of the culture.

Both of us enjoyed the discussion we participated in this week and we are anxious to see what direction the group goes in and how the project evolves. I'll keep you updated on what we learn and do!


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