A Generous Giveaway and Historic Exhibit Courtesy of Albany Institute

by Cie McCullough Buschle on August 30, 2011

in Arts and Culture

Albany Kid and the Albany Institute of History and Art would like to invite you to spend some time with the father of our country.Last Saturday, Albany Institute opened its newest exhibit, First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington, which will run until May 20, 2012. Featuring objects from the collections of the Albany Institute, as well as additions from private collectors, the exhibit pays tribute to the quintessential  American hero.

To Americans, George Washington has become more than our first president, he has become an iconic part of history. His name and likeness has inspired patriotism since the American Revolution. First in the Hearts of His Countrymen: George Washington is an eclectic array of teapots, plates, busts, documents, personal correspondence, lithographs, paintings, and even includes a walking stick cut from a tree near his Mount Vernon grave site.

To help celebrate the opening of this wonderful exhibit, Albany Institute is offering Albany Kid readers a chance to win a Family Membership!

Family membership at the museum includes free admission for your entire family for one year,  reduced rates on Family Programs, discounts in the Museum Shop, and much more. Family programs happen year round at Albany Institute, and are always changing.

Coming up this year at Albany Institute:

Art for All – Adults and children of all ages are welcome to drop in at the Albany Institute on select Saturdays and Sundays to explore history and art through creativity. Experience works of art in our galleries and then join in art-making activities in the studio. Programs are held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and are FREE with museum admission.
Family Day Festivals – Don’t miss these fun-filled festivals that include lots of museum activities for participants of every age—art workshops, performances, galleries activities, and more.
Home School Programs – Experience a home school program in which class subjects relate to the exhibitions on view and incorporate art-history references to provide context for learning. Registration is required.

Educator’s Open House – Specifically related to the George Washington exhibit, there will be a Teacher Open House on Wednesday, October 19, from 3:30-6:30 pm. Capital Region educators can come for a tour of the exhibit and participate in hands-on activities.

Tours – Not a teacher? Come most Saturdays at 2:00 and Sundays at 3:00 for Docent-led tours of the Albany Institute’s latest exhibitions, free with paid museum admission, but please call first!

Upcoming Exhibit – Coming October 1st is a brand new exhibit called Kid Stuff: Great Toys from Our Childhood. If you aren’t raising a family of history buffs, then you just might be able to get them to the museum for a fun and interactive exhibit based on the book by David Hoffman. This exhibit includes toys from the past 40 years, many of which still appear on store shelves today. This exhibit will continue on until March 4th, 2011, and will house everything from Barbie Dolls to Yo-Yos.

Family Membership at Albany Institute of History & Art Giveaway

So how do you enjoy all the wonderful things that the Albany Institute has to offer? One way is to win the generous giveaway they are sharing with our readers! As always, there are five ways to enter:
  • Go to the Albany Institute’s Facebook page, like it, and come back and tell us you did so in the comments (or tell us if you already like Albany Institute on Facebook).
  • Go to the Albany Kid Facebook page and like us, and come back and tell us you did so in the comments (or tell us you’ve already liked us for a while now).
  • Subscribe to Albany Kid through email and post a comment to tell us, or tell us you’ve been subscribed.
  • Subscribe to the Albany Kid RSS feed and post a comment to tell us, or tell us you’ve been subscribed.
  • And lastly, Tweet about Albany Kid and this giveaway and leave a comment.
Just like always, it’s that easy. The contest will end on Tuesday, September 13th, two weeks from today. And there will be more coming from Albany Kid about George Washington, as well!

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Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Teresa August 30, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Great giveaway! I liked Albany Institute on FB!

Teresa August 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I already like Albany Kid on FB!

Teresa August 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I subscribed to the email feed!

Teresa August 30, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I tweeted about the giveaway!

Meridith August 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I’ve never been to the Albany Institute, sounds like a great place.

Meridith August 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I liked them on FB.

Meridith August 30, 2011 at 7:02 pm

I already liked Albany Kid on FB.

Beth @ TheAngelForever August 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I like the Albany Institute’s FB page 🙂

Beth @ TheAngelForever August 31, 2011 at 9:56 pm

Also like Albany Kid on FB.

Beth @ TheAngelForever August 31, 2011 at 9:57 pm

RSS feed subscriber

Beth @ TheAngelForever August 31, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Julie Gallo September 2, 2011 at 9:22 am

I liked Albany Institute on FB

Buffy November 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I’m impressed by your writing. Are you a pfroesisnoal or just very knowledgeable?

Julie Gallo September 2, 2011 at 9:23 am

like Albany Kid on FB

Julie Gallo September 2, 2011 at 9:23 am

RSS feed subscriber

carol metzler September 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

like Albany kid FB page for a while

carol metzler September 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

like Albany Institute now

April Caprio September 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

We love the Albany Institute, especially their really amazing kid programs. I’ve liked them on Facebook for a while now 🙂

Melissa September 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Feed Subscriber. Thanks for the giveaway.

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