In the News


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, June



Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Offers Reduced Admission for Low-Income Families
Poughkeepsie Journal Media, November

Dozens Volunteer on Poughkeepsie “Make a Difference Day”
Southern Dutchess Daily Voice, November

Bank Foundation Awards Grant
Poughkeepsie Journal Media, October

Free Admission to Local Museums
The Highlands Current, September

Education Department Collaborates with Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Marist College Website Fall 2016 (

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 for Museum Director
Poughkeepsie Journal, November

Museum Director Earns Award
Poughkeepsie Journal Business Scene Nov. 25, 2015

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

Children’s Museum Honors Dr. David A. Crenshaw and Newburgh Armory Unity Center with “2015 Great Friend to Kids Award”

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 Assesment 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

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

Children’s Museum Honors Great Friend to Kids

Free Admission to Active Military Personnel Through Blue Star Program Poughkeepsie Journal, May

Children’s Museum Offers Family Fun!
Poughkeepsie Journal, March

Nominees Saught 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

Children’s Museum Opens New Exhibition: “Fun, 2, 3, 4”
Family Friendly Hudson

Math is Fun at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum this Weekend


Best of Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Magazine

Take the Kids: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Westchester/Rockland Newsday

MHCM Welcomes New Executive Director

Family Fun: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie
Hudson Valley Good Stuff