Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fall bus trip details announced -- President Garfield!

We are excited to announce that plans for our annual Fall Bus Trip have been finalized!

President Garfield's Home at Lakefield

President James A. Garfield

Garfield Monument at Lakeview Cemetery

We will be visiting Lakeview Cemetery, Little Italy, and the James A. Garfield National Historic Site on Friday October 2.

A step-on guide will be boarding our coach for a relaxing trip through Lakeview Cemetery.  We will be able to get off the bus at the Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel.

Lunch will be at the Trattoria in Little Italy.  We will pick that day from the following menu:

  • Linguine with meatballs or sausage
  • Chicken Parmesan with pasta
  • Salmon with vegetables and pasta
  • Meat or cheese ravioli

All entrees include bread, house salad, spumoni, iced tea or coffee (pop and alcohol extra)

We will end our day with a visit to the James A. Garfield National Historic Site with a guided tour of his home.

Space is limited, so sign up today.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Field trip season!

Our grounds look look like this pretty much every day in May!

This time of year is an "all hands on deck" kind of affair.  While I don't personally give tours, I help organize and greet the groups, particularly if Chris has to give a tour.  Someone has to help "direct traffic," as I call it, especially if the teacher or school has never been here before.

It's exciting to see their expectant little faces as they come into the building.  They ALL want to know what the pendulum is.  Two kids are always carrying a box full of lunches that appear to weigh more than they do.  The teachers check in and get their schedules.  And then....they're off!

It's amazing to me how quiet things get as soon as the groups are where they need to go.  The lobby can be chaotic as they get themselves organized, but even with 200+ kids in the building, it sounds like no one is here once they start their tours!

If you're planning to visit us during this busy time, the following article might help you navigate your way around the kids:

Museum Field Trip Tips for Visitors

Thank you to all of our volunteer docents in History and Discover World, who guide these kiddos through our spaces.  We very much appreciate all of your help.  We litereally COULD NOT do this without you.