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Old Sturbridge Village…Simple Machines

I had the pleasure of accompanying my son’s third grade class on a recent trip to Old  Sturbridge Village in search of simple machines. The class was reminded to be on the look out for simple machines and how they were used to make peoples lives easier, and to think of how these inventions relate […]

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The Berkshire Museum – “Art, history, natural science. Make surprising connections!”

The Berkshire Museum, located in Pittsfield, MA, is a hidden gem.  There are many of these small museums in New England – and probably elsewhere – founded by a local businessman and his family for the betterment of the surrounding community.  In the early 1900s, there were many well to do families who brought their […]

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Child’s View: Historic Deerfield

Guest Author: SerahRose Roth Herein lies the very first post of…going to museums with children!  Our test subject is the grand-daughter of Sharon & Rich.  She and I spent the afternoon at Historic Deerfield. Like the best historic villages, it’s a lovely place to walk.  But what felt unique was the mixing of old and […]

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Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens

Delicate butterflies dance through the air in a flurry of movement and color.With a backdrop of tropical vegetation and flowering plants.Relax while you gaze into a charming Koi pond in the center. Lots of other interesting creatures too, such as birds, frogs and lizards. The Magic Wings Butterfly Museum boast  3,000 different butterflies and moths […]

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Dateline NYC: Met and Moma

Both the Met and the Moma (The Metoplitian museum of Art and Muesum of Modern Art for non-new yorkers) are so awesome and yet static that you really only go very rarely UNLESS – they have a special exhibit — and the Met’s exhibit of the Stein’s personal collection (as in Gertrude Stein, and her […]

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Savannah, GA – here we are

Spending these 2 weeks in Savannah, GA – home of the Telfair Museums as well as a dozen historical homes of late colonial civil war period — it is also home to SCAD – Savannah College of Art and Design. More coming in individual site entries all tagged Savannah-ga A few additional places we found […]

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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is both an art museum and research center, welcoming visitors year-round to experience its outstanding collections of European and American art in an intimate setting surrounded by the profound natural beauty of the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. Set on a 140-acre campus of expansive lawns, meadows, and walking […]

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