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Kenosha Public Museums offer many cultural and educational activities throughout the year. Here is the upcoming schedule.

Museum Munchkins

Musuem MunchkinsWednesdays; 9:30-10am

Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun program designed to get you and your preschooler excited about science and the world around them. Each week you’ll explore a new theme with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from our collection. Free admission.

 

Here's the Museum Munchkins Schedule

2/22 – Warthog; 3/1 – Wolverine; 3/8 – Armadillo; 3/15 -Harbor Seal; 3/22 – Raccoon; 3/29 – Sloth Bear; 4/5 – Wolf; 4/12 – Pachycephalosaurus; 4/19 – Ocelot; 4/26 – Brown Bear; 5/3 – Tiger; 5/10 – Skunk; 5/17 – Dik-dik; 5/24 – Badger; 5/31 – T-Rex @ Dinosaur Discovery Museum

 

Create Your Own Album Cover

Now through February 26, 2017 | Location: Museum’s Field Station

Visit the Center Stage: A Century of Guitars exhibit, then create your own album cover to take home

 

Imagination Studio

Imagination StudioSaturday, March 11, 2017; 11am-2pm

Do you like to draw, paint, and sculpt? Be creative at our young artists studio. All the supplies and inspiration you’ll need to have fun and be creative will be supplied free of charge. We’ll even clean up when you are done! The March 11, 2017 them is Still Life!

 

 

 

Spark!

Friday, March 17, 2017; 2pm-3pm

Designed for adults with early to mid-stage memory loss and their caregiver, this monthly program engages participants in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, and more.
March 17: Soldiers of World War I and the Civil War

The program is free, but reservations are required by calling 262-653-4141 or emailing spark@kenosha.org.

Kenosha Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Reception

kenosha symphony receptionSaturday, February 25, 2017; 3pm-5pm

The February 25 Kenosha Symphony Orchestra concert will feature one of the world’s leading flamenco guitarists, David Maldonado. The Museum is pleased to host a reception to meet Mr. Maldonado who will talk about his history performing classical and flamenco guitar music. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Women in Science

women in scienceSaturday, March 4, 2017; Noon-4pm

Do you have a budding scientist at home? Interested in learning more about a variety of scientific fields? Join the Museum for a celebration of Women in Science! Scientists from a wide array of occupations will be discussing their work, research, and stories of how they became scientists through activities and experiments for the whole family.

 

 

2017 Southport Quilters Guild Annual Members Show

quilters guild logoMarch 4-22, 2017

“Quilt Party: Celebrating 15 Years Together”
Many quilts are created in celebration of births, weddings, and birthdays. Creating quilts is often a social event with quilters coming together to cut and stitch. The 2017 Southport Quilters Guild celebrates many occasions in addition to 15 years of the Guild and the Kenosha Public Museum working together to celebrate the art of quilting. This year’s show also features the 10th annual quilt challenge. Each quilter is challenged to create a 20-inch x 20-inch quilt based on the theme “When I was 10.” Quilters will be demonstrating their skills during the run of the show. Stop by and see them at work and learn how they turn fabric and thread into works of art.

National Quilt Day

quilting workshopSaturday, March 18, 2017; 10am-5pm

Quilt Day Schedule:
8:30am-1:30pm: Quilting Workshop – Register Here
10am-5pm: View the quilt show on display in the DaimlerChrysler Hall
10am-1:30pm: Family activities and quilting demonstrations by members of Southport Quilters Guild
2pm: Free Expression Quilts Presentation

“Free Expression Quilts”
National Quilt Day Presentation

Saturday, March 18, 2017; 2pm

Seating is limited. Free tickets will be available beginning at 10am on March 18.
Presented by Robbi Joy Eklow
Explore Ms. Eklow’s latest quilts and those from her book Free Expression: The Art and Confessions of a Contemporary Quilter. Her presentation includes real quilts as well as projected images. Sponsored by the Southport Quilters Guild

Read more about Robbi Joy Eklow

Robbi Joy Eklow has an engineering degree from Purdue University. In college she married her husband, Brian; they have two children. Ms. Eklow lectures and teaches internationally and has shown quilts and won ribbons in major quilt shows across the United States. She writes a bi-monthly column “Goddess of the Last Minute” for “Quilting Arts Magazine.” She has designed quilts and written articles for many quilting publications. She has written two books about quilting. “I enjoy working with fiber and use it as a way to introduce myself to people. I make art quilts from cotton fabrics that I dye myself, use bonded applique and free motion quilt extensively on the surface. I enjoy lecturing and teaching in order to share the techniques I’m using and to encourage others to find their voice through fiber.”

 

80th Annual Travel Adventure Series

Fridays at 7pm. Doors open at 6:15pm | Reuther High School Auditorium, 913 57th Street, Kenosha | Register Here
Adults $5 / Season Pass $25 ($20 Seniors and FOM). Kids 15 and under are free

During the 80th Annual Travel Adventure Series, seven professional filmmakers share their travel experiences through movies and interactive discussions. General admission for each film is $5. Purchase a season pass and save! The cost is just $25 for all seven films ($20 for seniors and FOM members).

Here are details about the remaining movies.
February 17: Our National Parks: Sunrise to Sunset
March 10: Ghosts of the Gold Rush
April 7: East African Safari

For individual film tickets, please call the Museum at 262-653-4140. Tickets are also available at the door.