Wisconsin Museums Week May 11 - 17, 2014
International Museum Day May 18, 2014
"Museum Collections Make Connections" is the focus of
Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day
We hope this year’s theme Museum Collections Make Connections will inspire your institution to join us in helping mark the 2014 Wisconsin Museums Week and International Museum Day. Whether you use this opportunity to bring attention to events you already have in place or you wish to offer special programming, we welcome all participants in promoting our museums statewide.
Ideas from previous years include:
- Reduced or free admission
- Extended hours
- Prize drawing or raffle
- Meeting with local professionals, host an open-house for the business community
- Quizzes or “treasure hunts”
- Collaborate with other museums on an event
- International food event or giveaways
- Behind-the-scenes tours
- Special speakers, workshops, concerts, artistic performances, films
- Adopt a sister museum in another country
- Develop a special tour or program
- Distribute a news release to local media highlighting WMW/IMD celebrations promoting your programs, exhibits or other event
- Send a note to local civic leaders to make them aware of WMW/IMD and invite them to a program at your facility
If you wish to be included as a 2014 participant please email the following information to Andrea.Hoffman@dva.wisconsin.gov:
Name of Your Museum:
Contact information: (phone, fax, email, website)
List of your activities for WMW:
Please remember to send your submission no later than March 7, 2014.
Participants will be listed on the WFM website, will receive a copy of the press release and will have hosted events marketed on WFM’s social media sites with special attention given to WFM member institutions.
If you have any questions regarding your Wisconsin Museums Week submission, please be sure to contact Andrea Hoffman (Collections Manager, Wisconsin Veterans Museum) at . Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you soon!
Waukesha County Museum
101 W. Main St.
Waukesha, WI 53186
Tel. #: 262-521-2859
Fax. #: 262-521-2865
Visit Waukesha County Museum's website for detailed information and other activities:
Discovery Club ~ "Fairy Houses" - Wednesday, May 16, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Children 3-5 years old and their family will discover the mysteries of fairies in our own backyards and create their very own fairy house from natural materials. Fee: $3 per person. Registration deadline: May 15.
Writing Local History Stories - May 17, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Interested in researching and writing local history? Join local author and editor John Schoenknecht and Waukesha County Museum archivist Eric Vanden Heuvel as they share insights into how to research, edit, illustrate and publish works on local history using original documents and digital sources. Fee: $8 per person
Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center
204 Main St.
Warrens, WI 54666
Barbara Hendricks, Director
Tel. #: 608.378.4878
Fax #: 608.378.3328
The Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center will be offering reduced admission during Wisconsin Museums Week 2012. Visitors will be able to complete a quiz and treasure hunt.