Fun For All Ages: Toolkits, Tactics and Training
Friday, September 22, 2017
USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA
Presented by the USS Constitution Museum and the Children’s Museum PAG
Sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services
Registration Deadline: September 15, 2017
Registration is free.
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Join us for an exciting and inspirational day as your colleagues from museums and libraries around the country present their latest research into engaging families in libraries and museums. Hear from experts in the field as they share how museums and libraries can work together and on their own to successfully train staff, design, and facilitate intergenerational programs, and engage adults in their child’s learning and development. This day-long workshop will provide an opportunity for reflective practice, as well as introduce you to practical toolkits and resources you can begin implementing at your institution.

Participants will:

  • Reflect on the important role that museums and public libraries play, and be inspired by what your colleagues around the country are doing to be resources for families.
  • Hear how libraries, museums, and early childhood organizations can work hand-in-hand to support families in their communities.
  • See staff training materials in action and try out some activities for exhibit and program facilitators.
  • Check out the latest reports and websites from family learning and engagement experts.


  • Jeri Robinson
    Vice President of Early Learning Initiatives, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
  • Sherri Killins Stewart
    Director of Systems Alignment and Integration, BUILD Initiative, Hartford, CT
  • Kathleen Reif
    Co-Chair, Family Engagement Task Force, Public Library Association, Baltimore, MD
  • Elizabeth Andanen
    Assistant Manager, Museum Education, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR
  • Antonio Mendez
    Countdown to Kindergarten Educator, Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
  • Sarah Watkins
    Vice President of Visitor Experience, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

  • Robert Kiihne
    Director of Exhibits, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA


Paid parking available at the Nautica Garage, 88 Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129 (Parking fee for this garage is $21).

Please note that lunch will be on your own.

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