History will be made during ‘Kids on the Creek’ Program-All new Saturday Drop-Off Program focused on fun and learning
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum announces a new Saturday morning drop-off program for children age 5 - 10 years old (K - 3rd Grade) for the winter and spring of 2023. Join the museum the second Saturday of every month as history comes alive through engaging museum walks, projects, and storytelling.
This small, once a month program will provide a behind the scenes look at the maritime and ecological history of Rondout Creek and the Hudson River while having fun with friends. Professional museum educators will lead interactive lessons, STEAM themed projects, and facilitate museum exploration. Every month’s session will be a new theme. Families can register for one or all five of the sessions.
The museum uses all of its resources, including the Wooden Boat School, to create a meaningful experience for the children in the program. According to Kerry Gallagher, the program’s creator, “All of the activities, from the artifacts we see in the museum to the hands-on project and stories, are related to the day’s theme. This creates an environment for learning using a variety of engaging and unique activities”.
Programs take place from 10am – 1pm, January through May, 2023. The dates of the programs are Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, and May 13. The program includes a T-shirt, snack, and take-home project. Discounts are available for siblings, members, and multi-week registrations.
For more information, contact Kerry Gallagher or Michael Poerio at 845-338-0583 ext. 16 or Education@hrmm.org.
Hudson River Maritime Museum Seeking Winter Wear Donations for Mitten Tree Drive - Gloves, hats, socks, and more - will benefit People's Place
KINGSTON, N.Y. – Hudson River Maritime Museum is collecting winter accessories as part of the museum’s annual Mitten Tree drive. For over a decade, the museum has collected new or handmade winter wear. The items are hung on a 10’ wooden tree structure located in the museum's main exhibit gallery. Donations will be brought periodically to People's Place, Kingston, NY beginning with their Project Santa event and continuing throughout the winter months.
Donations sought include gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, socks, hand warmers, and umbrellas. Items can be for all ages and can be brought to the museum store which is located at 50 Rondout Landing in Kingston. The store is open Thursday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm and a designated box will be available on the front porch to accept donations when the store is closed.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries and related industries. In addition to extensive collections documenting maritime transportation, industry, recreation, and natural science, the museum offers classes and programs at its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and aboard Solaris, the 100% solar powered tour boat and floating classroom. The museum is located along the historic Rondout waterfront in downtown Kingston. Visit www.hrmm.org for more information.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
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The Hudson River Maritime Museum receives no federal, state, or municipal funding except through competitive, project-based grants. Your donation helps support our mission of education and preservation.