In the News


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Receives International Award for its Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market  Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, September
2019 Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Season Extended through September 30th MHCM Press Release, September
50 Reasons to Love Summer in the Hudson Valley  Hudson Valley Magazine, August
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Opens New Space-Themed Art Exhibit  MHCM Press Release, July
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum: How to Explore it in One Amazing Afternoon  Hudson Valley Exposed, June
City prepares for annual Independence Day fireworks
  Poughkeepsie Journal, June
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Opens for the 2019 Season
MHCM Press Release, May
12 of the Best Local Museums and Historical Sites Hudson Valley Parent, May
Day Trip Ideas Dream Vacation Magazine, April
When Small Is the Secret Sauce (PDF) ASTC Dimensions Magazine, March
Spring Into Adventure Hudson Valley Magazine Spring Fun Guide, March
The Top 10 Places for Kids with Special Needs Hudson Valley Parent, March
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees Business Council of Westchester, March
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, February
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees, February
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees Citybizlist, February
The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Westchester Family Magazine, February
¡Vamos al museo de los niños de Poughkeepsie! La Voz, February
Visit the Poughkeepsie Waterfront  Hurds Family Farm, February
Local federal employees wary of another shutdown Poughkeepsie Journal, February
Shutdown impacts local employees Poughkeepsie Journal, January
3rd Free Federal Workers Night at Children’s Museum – Mental + Finance Talk Included  A Little Beacon Blog, January
ASTC Announcing Next Cohort of CCLI
(PDF) ASTC Professional Development Newsletter, January
‘Free pizza and play night’ for families of federal workers affected by shutdown Times Herald-Record, January
SNAP Recipients, Food Pantries, and Domestic-Violence Shelters Face Uphill Battle During Shutdown The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January
Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers (PDF)  USA TODAY, January
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum holds special event for federal workers and their families
 (Video) FiOS 1, January
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Offer 2nd “Free Pizza and Play Night” for Families of Federal Workers Affected by Government Shutdown A Little Beacon Blog, January
ASTC Members Respond to Partial Government Shutdown
Association of Science-Technology Centers, January
Nonprofits Step In to Fill Gaps During Government Shutdown
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. TownLink, January
Get free admission at a museum Poughkeepsie Journal, January
Kids ring in the New Year at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Southern Dutchess News, January
Families Ring in 2019 early at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum’s New Year’s At Noon (PDF) Poughkeepsie Journal, January


New Year’s for kids at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie hv1 Kids Almanac, December
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to host New Years Eve Party Poughkeepsie Journal, December
We must all take better care of the Hudson River: Letters Poughkeepsie Journal, December
The Significance of “Early Childhood Care & Education” Kashmir Images, December
Poughkeepsie Mini-Maker Faire WPDH, November
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Offers Free Admission for Military Families on Veterans Day Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, November
Expanding a Museum’s Role in Advancing STEM Education (PDF) Council of Industry Magazine, October
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Host “Halloween Spooktacular!” Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, October
Lara Litchfield-Kimber Joins Association of Children’s Museums Board Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, September
The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Now Accepts SNAP Payments Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, AugustMHCM Council of Industry Magazine
USDA Decision Endangers SNAP program at farmers markets; Gillibrand wants investigation Poughkeepsie Journal, July
With Farmers Market Season in Full Swing, Gillibrand Visits Poughkeepsie, Demands Investigation into USDA’s Decision that Would End SNAP Card Payments at Farmers Markets Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Press Release, July
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum honors Hudson River Housing, Inc. Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, July
Celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks, parades Poughkeepsie Journal, June
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Host Event Focusing on Avoiding Lyme Disease, Ticks Poughkeepsie Journal, May
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Season Opens June 4th Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, May
Foundation Picks Children’s Museum to Complete Upper Landing Park Dyson Foundation / Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum joint Press Release, May
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market 2018 Call for Vendors,  April
“Cultivating the Leader in You” Workshop to feature MHCM Executive Director Poughkeepsie Journal, January
Dutchess County Families Ring in 2018 Early Spectrum News Hudson Valley, January


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum – Discover, Enjoy, Spend the Day! Hudson Valley Parent, December
“Tell Me a Story” Exhibition Debuts at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Hudson Valley News Network, November
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Named “2017 Best Museum” Hudson Valley Magazine, October
Children’s Museum Feeding the Mind and the Body Hudson Valley News Network, September
“Taste of the Market” Fundraiser to Benefit Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum MHCM Press Release, September
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Honors Ozie Williams Hudson Valley News Network, August
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum names Ozie Williams as 2017 “Great Friend to Kids” MHCM Press Release, August
Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market opens June 5 at Pavilion at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Daily Freeman, May
New Farmers Market to Open in Poughkeepsie MHCM Press Release, May
Autism Supportive Environment Open House MHCM Press Release, March
Children’s Museum Executive Director to Attend Museum Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. MHCM Press Release, February
Photo Album:  Children’s Museum New Years Eve Party Poughkeepsie Journal, January


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Offers Reduced Admission for Low-Income Families Poughkeepsie Journal Media, November
Dozens Volunteer on Poughkeepsie “Make a Difference Day” Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice, November
Bank Foundation Awards Grant Poughkeepsie Journal Media, October
Free Admission to Local Museums The Highlands Current, September
Museum to Honor Educators Poughkeepsie Journal Media, June
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Hosts Celebrate Summer Daily Freeman, June
Museum Appoints Board Members Poughkeepsie Journal, April
Family Fun in New York:  Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum The Parenting Patch, March
MHCM Trustee Earns Recognition Poughkeepsie Journal, March
The Science Center @ MHCM Chronogram, February
Science Comes to Hudson Valley Children’s Museum WPDH, February
Science Center at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie Opens Feb 26 Daily Freeman, February
Science Center Debuts at Children’s Museum Poughkeepsie Journal, February
Grand Opening of The Science Center @ MHCM Hudson Valley News Network, February
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum featured in “18 Best Things to do in Poughkeepsie, NY”Dream Vacation Magazine, January


Cheers to Museum Director Poughkeepsie Journal, November
Museum Director Earns Award Poughkeepsie Journal Business Scene, November
Lara Litchfield-Kimber Receives 2015 ATHENA Award Hudson Valley News Network – VIDEO
Litchfield-Kimber Honored for Children’s Museum’s Transformation Poughkeepsie Journal, November
Museum Executive Director, Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Nominated for Athena Award. Poughkeepsie Journal, September
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum: Interactive Play for Little Ones Mommy Poppins Westchester, August
Children’s Museum Honors Dr. David A. Crenshaw and Newburgh Armory Unity Center with “2015 Great Friend to Kids Award” MHCM Press Release, July
Children’s Museum Wins Award of Distinction Poughkeepsie Journal, July
Children’s Museum wins Dutchess Tourism’s Family Entertainment Award of Distinction Hudson Valley News Network, July
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum kicks off summer Hudson Valley Almanac, July
Museum offers discounts for military personnel Poughkeepsie Journal, June
From the Walkway to the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie attracting visitors Poughkeepsie Journal, June
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Kick-Off Summer on June 26 Daily Freeman, June
New on the Business Scene Poughkeepsie Journal, April
United Way Honors Community Service Record Online, March
Children’s Museum Accepted into Museum Assessment Program. The Daily Freeman, January


MHCM Executive Director, Lara Litchfield-Kimber speaks about school-readiness initiative for pre-Kindergarten with funding from the United Way. Hudson Valley News Network, November
Children’s Museum Offers Veterans Free Admission, Opens New Exhibit Poughkeepsie Journal, November
Cheers…Museum Assists with Early Childhood Education Poughkeepsie Journal, October
Children’s Museum Receives Grant to Enhance Early Education Poughkeepsie Journal, October
Museum Receives $146,799 for Early Childhood Education from IMLS Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Press Release, September
Children’s Museum Welcomes R. HERO Sculpture, Honors 9-11 Hudson Valley News Network, September
Refurbished: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum adds new exhibits & activities Almanac Weekly, August 21-8
New Exhibition, WonderDome, Opens in August Travel Writer Visits MHCM July
Children’s Museum Honors Great Friend to Kids July
Free Admission to Active Military Personnel Through Blue Star Program Poughkeepsie Journal, May
Children’s Museum Offers Family Fun! Poughkeepsie Journal, March
Nominees Sought for Great Friend to Kid… Poughkeepsie Journal, February
Family Fun at the Children’s Museum Chronogram Magazine, January


Exhibit at Kids’ Museum to Debut Poughkeepsie Journal, November
Children’s Museum Unveils New Early Learning Junction Southern Dutchesss News, November
Children’s Museum Begins Corporate Member Program Poughkeepsie Journal, September
Play a Little, Learn A Lot Poughkeepsie Journal, July
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie opens new exhibition Daily Freeman, February
Math is Fun at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum this Weekend, January


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