Opened on October 27, 2007, it is our best yet! Using our diverse collections, visitors can use objects to discover the qualities that lead to life long active learning through Observation, Discovery and Participation. The exhibit includes five interactive stations where children and families can experience how Mr. Elwood studied. It allows for a changing selection of objects in our collection- from button collections, to hand-made doll clothes, to glass teaching slides to political buttons to fossils and shells.
Thanks to the financial support of the New York State Council on the Arts, Institute For Museum and Library Services, New York State Office of Parks and Recreation and the CTW Fund with additional support provided by Target, Arkell Hall, Assemblyman Paul Tonko, and the GASD. This exhibit replaces our former "Pioneer Room".
We cannot wait to hear the feedback and positive reactions of the school children and community members to this new exhibit. School field trips have already begun and the response is tremendous!
The Museum's collections are eclectic and diverse. In addition to "DISCOVERY!" other permanent exhibits include "A Complicated Weave: the influence of factories on the community", a Victorian Exhibit, and a Natural History exhibit. We are always developing new offerings as well as temporary exhibits by local artists.