Arts Illiana of Terre Haute chose the Putnam County Museum's summer arts program, Arts on the Move, for one of its cultural enhancement grants of $450. The museum will offer this three-program series on select Saturdays in July and August as part of its mission to educate the community about the cultural heritage of Putnam County. Arts Illiana selects artists, arts events, and arts programming for grants as the regional partner of the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Arts Illiana represents Region 6, serving Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties.
Arts on the Move is designed for elementary school aged participants; however, younger children are welcome with adult supervision and older children can be junior leaders. All activities except the walking tour on Aug. 12 will take place in the Museum Multipurpose Room. Interested parents should contact the museum to reserve a spot for their kids. Cost for each program is $5, however a limited number of scholarships are available. Red Leaf Creativity Center and Bright Futures have made donations to provide those scholarships as part of the cash match required by the grant.
On Saturday, July 8, at 10 a.m., kids will make kids will create their own handmade accordion-style books about their dream vacations. After the session is over, the books will be displayed in a special exhibit at the museum!
On Saturday, July 22, at 10 a.m., kids will learn about the history of and ideas behind parades. Afterward, they will design and march in their own parade at 11 a.m., which friends and family can watch in the museum parking lot.
On Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m., kids will take a walking tour of the Courthouse Square and learn about the architecture of its buildings while taking photographs of the architectural features with disposable cameras. After learning about some types of buildings that already exist, the kids will sculpt models of buildings they would like to see built in Putnam County and/or create a collage of their photos. Adults are welcome to take the tour with their own cameras.
Reservations are not necessary, however space is limited. For more information or to guarantee a spot, contact the Museum at 765-653-8419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Putnam County Museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle. The mission of the Putnam County Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the County and its people through education, exhibits and special programs. Regular museum hours are Tuesday - Friday from 1 to 4 pm, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.