Summer 2016 Recap

August 18th, 2016

Director’s Notes: There have been so many exciting things that have happened this summer! We debuted a new Organ Exhibit on our Imagination Floor. It’s a one-of-a-kind interactive exhibit where kids can not only play the organ, but can take a look inside at how the sound is created. No other Children’s Museum in the country that has an exhibit like this. The center of the exhibit showcases all of the workings of a large church organ. From the bottom up, a blower feeds the reservoir/bellows which can be seen through Plexiglas panels. The bellows feeds the wind chests for the exhibit, which includes two 37 note ranks of pipes, one metal and one wood. These ranks are playable at two pitches via two 25 note keyboards, playable independently or coupled together. This enables up to 4 pipes to be played by a single key. Thank you to Organ Supply Industries for their support and for adding this wonderful exhibit to the museum!

This year, Erie Gives Day was on August 9th. Because of our many generous sponsors, we received $5,861! We are so lucky to have so many people support the museum so we continue to provide a place for children and families in the Erie Community to come to play together. Thank you to everyone who donated!

The 2nd annual Street Soiree was another success! This year, the theme was “How Sweet it is to be a Kid.” The adults-only fundraiser featured 3 different bands, delicious local food, street entertainers, a candy bar and so much fun! This event is so important to the museum because it allows us to raise funds for the museum. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the museum at the Street Soiree. Save the date for next year – August 5, 2017!