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Museum Stories

2019 Tastefully Childish Line-up Announced For Adults-Only Fundraiser

FOOD. DRINK. SWEETS. FUN! ABOVE & BEYOND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM HOSTS
4th ANNUAL TASTEFULLY CHILDISH ADULTS-ONLY FUNDRAISER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum adds Family Access Program

Above & Beyond Children’s Museum institutes a new Family Access Program increasing accessibility to its learning resources and programs for low-income families. As part of the Museums for All national initiative, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), Above & Beyond Children’s Museum builds upon its commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences with affordable membership and reduced daily admission fees.

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Announces Photographer Partnership

Click. Snap. Repeat.

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NEW MURAL PROJECT IN DOWNTOWN SHEBOYGAN DESIGNED TO IGNITE HAPPINESS

Local student Madeline (Maddie) Green is set to embark on a “whale of a project” during her junior year with the 2018-19 Innovator Fellowship Program, a collaboration between North High School and Jake’s Café Creative Community. Green is set to unveil “The Happiness Project”, an initiative designed to address serious stressors that affect community youth, with a massive inspired mural to be painted on the north wall of Above & Beyond Children’s Museum in downtown Sheboygan. A special event to launch the mural project is set for Tuesday, May 7 at 4pm at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum. Open to the public.

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Toddler Barnyard opens at Above & Beyond Children's Museum

The Toddler Room at Above & Beyond Children's Museum is set to transform to the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Toddler Barnyard. The new exhibit on the second floor will feature a multi-level barn play-structure and slide, toys that encourage development of children ages 0-4 in the areas of gross motor, fine motor and cognitive skills.

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Above & Beyond's executive director earns special designation

Above & Beyond Children's Museum's Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo has achieved the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation by CFRE International. Rendall-Araujo joins the more than 6,300 CFRE-designated professionals worldwide. Each one has met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement.

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Wisconsin Children’s Museums and Health Care Providers Join National Call to Issue a “Prescription for Play”

Today, pediatricians and health care providers across Wisconsin issued a joint call with Wisconsin’s children’s museums: Let the children play!

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Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Charitable Trust Donates Funds Supporting Renovation of Toddler Room

NEW EXHIBIT AT ABOVE & BEYOND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CREATES A PLAYFUL, INTERACTIVE CELEBRATION OF WISCONSIN’S FARMING CULTUREThe Toddler Room at Above & Beyond Children's Museum is set to transform to the Melitta S. and Joan M. Pick Toddler Barnyard. The new exhibit on the second floor will feature a multi-level barn play-structure and slide, toys that encourage the development of children ages 0-4 in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, and cognitive skills. The project is made possible with the financial support of Melitta S and Joan M Pick Charitable Trust, a charitable organization based in Milwaukee, Wis., focused on gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations. Project partners include local businesses Custom Built Inc. and Quasius Construction.

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Hosts Annual Tastefully Childish Fundraiser on September 22

SHEBOYGAN, Wis.  (September 5, 2018) - Above & Beyond Children's Museum hosts 3rd annual fundraiser Tastefully Childish, a “Night at the Museum”-style event, on Saturday, September 29 from 6-10pm. The museum comes to life as 150 guests delight in interactive exhibits, hands-on activities and festive music while attendees explore experiential food and beverage stations hosted by local restaurants, wineries and breweries. Food pairings are curated by area chefs featuring childhood food favorites with a mature culinary twist. 

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Above & Beyond Children's Museum Announces New Board Members and Honors Past President Paul Mentink

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (August 7, 2018) – The Above & Beyond Children's Museum enlists three new members to the Board of Directors and honors board member Paul Mentink. Joining the board of directors are Stacy Hetherington, SPHR, Sr. Manager, Human Resources - New Product Development and Business Teams at Kohler Co., Chris Hahn, Director of Marketing - Hospitality & Real Estate at Kohler Co. and Mike Tietjen, Director of Accounts and Partner at Dynamic. Hetherington, Hahn and Tietjen join a team of 12 board members that help support the museum in outreach, fundraising, volunteering, and programming with Executive Director Emily Rendall-Araujo.

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