MAY 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, Is there a “right” age range for CMEE to target? Since our audience is the defining characteristic of the Museum—more so than any collection or activity—and all of our programs and exhibits are in response to the needs of that audience, defining the “children” of the Children’s Museum is imperative for continued growth […]

APRIL 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, Can a visit to CMEE be therapeutic? Lois Silverman certainly suggests it should be in her book, The Social Work of Museums. “With their unique resources,” she writes, “museums have a powerful role to play as agents of social service. Social work is the profession that truly understands how to strengthen human relationships […]

March 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, On February 25, CMEE hosted its annual “CMEE in the City” fundraising dinner, which was attended by a capacity crowd of 180 people. With help from the honorary event chairs, Arlene and Alan Alda and Joy Behar, CMEE celebrated the work of three trailblazing former trustees, Beatrice Alda, Natalie Barth, and Vicky Graham. […]

February 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, Can you describe a parabola, define coefficients of friction, or explain how a gravity well works? If, like me, you’re a little fuzzy when it comes to physics, you’ll definitely want to play the new “putt-putt” golf course opening at CMEE on the Saturday before Memorial Day. At first, our exhibit team began […]

January 2014 – Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, Happy New Year! On December 31, hundreds of children and parents “rang in” 2014 at the stroke of noon during our 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. You can check out some of the photos from the Ball Drop in this month’s newsletter. Thank you to everyone who contributed to CMEE’s Annual […]

December 2013 – Letter from the Director

Dear Friends, What an exciting year for CMEE!  Looking back at 2013, we welcomed almost 60,000 visitors, increased our educational programming and community partnerships, and have planned fantastic updates to the Museum. This year, I am especially proud that: Over 250 local children received scholarships to visit the Museum and participate in classes and workshops […]

Letter from the Director – November 2013

Dear Friends, It was wonderful to see hundreds of people come out on Columbus Day weekend for the liftoff of CMEE’s capital campaign at our annual Rocket Day Festival. Thank you to Town Councilmember, Bridget Fleming for being on hand to launch the ceremonial CMEE bottle rocket. You can read more about the Rocket Day […]

Letter from the Director – October 2013

Dear Friends,  After a week of cleaning and refreshing the Museum in September, CMEE is set for a new season of programs, workshops, and special events! Every week at the Museum, there’s something new to do! In addition to art classes presented by Butter Lane Art Academy and music classes by Music by the Dunes, CMEE has an array […]

Letter from the Director – September 2013

Dear Friends, It was our best summer yet at the Children’s Museum. Thank you to everyone who played at CMEE, participated in classes, watched terrific performances in our amphitheater, or attended CMEE’s annual Family Fair fundraiser. We’re already geared up for a fantastic fall. In addition to our “Play” classes, CMEE is hosting a Music […]

Letter from the Director – August 2013

Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who supported CMEE’s 5th Annual Family Fair benefit last month. You helped to make it the best one yet! We were thrilled to have the event featured in the Wall Street Journal! Please mark your calendar on July 19, 2014 for next year’s Fair. CMEE is in the midst […]