Because Museums open a world of imagination and exploration.
"Museums teach critical thinking, empathy, and other generally important skills and dispositions. Trips to museums help get kids excited about school subjects. Museums teach subject-specific content and skills. Museums expand the general world knowledge of students. Museums visits increase students' cultural capital." (Museumquestions.com)
Museums are community centers that create community involvement and inspire civic engagement. Students who do not visit museums miss out on these opportunities. Have your children or grandchildren visited a museum lately?
Visit the Hagen History Center and Make History With Us!
Also, today children are technologically savvy. Watch for upcoming interactive exhibits that are intellectually engaging and entertaining experiences, combining storytelling and education. The exhibits will be designed for and about our diverse audiences.
These exhibits will also encourage critical thinking with hands-on, interactive, dynamic, big-picture displays; develop an appreciation for our heritage and pride in our community with an understanding of Erie's rich history; and encourage increased local attendance and large-scale tourism with the Hagen History Center being a destination point. This is an exciting opportunity for Erie as part of the ongoing downtown revitalization.
But some children won't be able to visit because of financial constraints. Help local students visit the Hagen History Center with your gift to Erie Gives.