In the News


In Touch, Jeff Sasson, Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, The Wolf (97.7/97.3), October

Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum Unveils New Exhibits, WYRK (Country 106.5), October

The Reenvisioned Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum, Chronogram, October

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Announces New Direction and Name, Hudson Valley Parent, September

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Rebranding to Discovery Museum, WRRV (92.7/96.9), September

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Announces Rebrand, New Name, MHDM Press Release, September

Top Ten Events in October, Dutchess Tourism, August

Senator Sue Serino to Visit the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Support Field & Fork Networks Double Up Food Bucks Program, The New York State Senate, July

Welcome Jeffrey Sasson, MHCM’s New Executive Director, HudsonValley360, July

5 Fun and Enriching Spots for Hudson Valley Kids WPDH, July

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Announces New Executive Director MHCM Press Release, June

7 Places to be a Kid Again in the Hudson Valley Chronogram Magazine, May

Museum reopens after 2-year closure Poughkeepsie Journal, March

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum announces reopening dates WPDH, March


Hudson Valley Gives raises over half-million dollars for nonprofits Poughkeepsie Journal, May

Hudson Valley Gives Fundraising will Benefit Area Nonprofits Spectrum News, May

Three Museums’ Approaches to Museum Closure Museum Association of New York (MANY), April

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Open May 4th  Hudson Valley One, April

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market to Open Early  WAMC, April

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Seeks Vendors for 2020. WPDH, March

Weekend Pick:  Foodology at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, February

A Baker’s Dozen of Indoor Activities Times Herald Record, January


Where to Celebrate the New Year in the Metro New York Area. NYMetroParents, December

Family Fun is Off-The-Page in Many Themes at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Poughkeepsie Journal, December

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Receives International Award for its Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market  Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, September

2019 Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Season Extended through September 30th MHCM Press Release, September

50 Reasons to Love Summer in the Hudson Valley  Hudson Valley Magazine, August

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Opens New Space-Themed Art Exhibit  MHCM Press Release, July

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum: How to Explore it in One Amazing Afternoon  Hudson Valley Exposed, June

City prepares for annual Independence Day fireworks  Poughkeepsie Journal, June

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Opens for the 2019 Season MHCM Press Release, May

12 of the Best Local Museums and Historical Sites Hudson Valley Parent, May

Day Trip Ideas Dream Vacation Magazine, April

When Small Is the Secret Sauce (PDF) ASTC Dimensions Magazine, March

Spring Into Adventure Hudson Valley Magazine Spring Fun Guide, March

The Top 10 Places for Kids with Special Needs Hudson Valley Parent, March

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees Business Council of Westchester, March

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, February

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees, February

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Welcomes New Trustees Citybizlist, February

The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Westchester Family Magazine, February

¡Vamos al museo de los niños de Poughkeepsie! La Voz, February

Visit the Poughkeepsie Waterfront  Hurds Family Farm, February

Local federal employees wary of another shutdown Poughkeepsie Journal, February

Shutdown impacts local employees Poughkeepsie Journal, January

3rd Free Federal Workers Night at Children’s Museum – Mental + Finance Talk Included  A Little Beacon Blog, January

ASTC Announcing Next Cohort of CCLI (PDF) ASTC Professional Development Newsletter, January

‘Free pizza and play night’ for families of federal workers affected by shutdown Times Herald-Record, January

SNAP Recipients, Food Pantries, and Domestic-Violence Shelters Face Uphill Battle During Shutdown The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January

Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers (PDF)  USA TODAY, January

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum holds special event for federal workers and their families (Video) FiOS 1, January

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Offer 2nd “Free Pizza and Play Night” for Families of Federal Workers Affected by Government Shutdown A Little Beacon Blog, January

ASTC Members Respond to Partial Government Shutdown Association of Science-Technology Centers, January

Nonprofits Step In to Fill Gaps During Government Shutdown The Chronicle of Philanthropy, January

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. TownLink, January

Get free admission at a museum Poughkeepsie Journal, January

Kids ring in the New Year at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Southern Dutchess News, January

Families Ring in 2019 early at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum’s New Year’s At Noon (PDF) Poughkeepsie Journal, January


New Year’s for kids at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie hv1 Kids Almanac, December

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to host New Years Eve Party Poughkeepsie Journal, December

We must all take better care of the Hudson River: Letters Poughkeepsie Journal, December

The Significance of “Early Childhood Care & Education” Kashmir Images, December

Poughkeepsie Mini-Maker Faire WPDH, November

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Offers Free Admission for Military Families on Veterans Day Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, November

Expanding a Museum’s Role in Advancing STEM Education (PDF) Council of Industry Magazine, October

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Host “Halloween Spooktacular!” Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, October

Lara Litchfield-Kimber Joins Association of Children’s Museums Board Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, September

The Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Now Accepts SNAP Payments Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, August

USDA Decision Endangers SNAP program at farmers markets; Gillibrand wants investigation Poughkeepsie Journal, July

With Farmers Market Season in Full Swing, Gillibrand Visits Poughkeepsie, Demands Investigation into USDA’s Decision that Would End SNAP Card Payments at Farmers Markets Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Press Release, July

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum honors Hudson River Housing, Inc. Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, July

Celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks, parades Poughkeepsie Journal, June

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Host Event Focusing on Avoiding Lyme Disease, Ticks Poughkeepsie Journal, May

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market Season Opens June 4th Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Press Release, May

Foundation Picks Children’s Museum to Complete Upper Landing Park Dyson Foundation / Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum joint Press Release, May

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market 2018 Call for Vendors,  April

“Cultivating the Leader in You” Workshop to feature MHCM Executive Director Poughkeepsie Journal, January

Dutchess County Families Ring in 2018 Early Spectrum News Hudson Valley, January


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum – Discover, Enjoy, Spend the Day! Hudson Valley Parent, December

“Tell Me a Story” Exhibition Debuts at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Hudson Valley News Network, November

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Named “2017 Best Museum” Hudson Valley Magazine, October

Children’s Museum Feeding the Mind and the Body Hudson Valley News Network, September

“Taste of the Market” Fundraiser to Benefit Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum MHCM Press Release, September

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Honors Ozie Williams Hudson Valley News Network, August

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum names Ozie Williams as 2017 “Great Friend to Kids” MHCM Press Release, August

Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market opens June 5 at Pavilion at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Daily Freeman, May

New Farmers Market to Open in Poughkeepsie MHCM Press Release, May

Autism Supportive Environment Open House MHCM Press Release, March

Children’s Museum Executive Director to Attend Museum Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. MHCM Press Release, February

Photo Album:  Children’s Museum New Years Eve Party Poughkeepsie Journal, January


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Offers Reduced Admission for Low-Income Families Poughkeepsie Journal Media, November

Dozens Volunteer on Poughkeepsie “Make a Difference Day” Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice, November

Bank Foundation Awards Grant Poughkeepsie Journal Media, OctoberFree Admission to Local Museums The Highlands Current, September

Museum to Honor Educators Poughkeepsie Journal Media, June

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Hosts Celebrate Summer Daily Freeman, June

Museum Appoints Board Members Poughkeepsie Journal, April

Family Fun in New York:  Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum The Parenting Patch, March

MHCM Trustee Earns Recognition Poughkeepsie Journal, March

The Science Center @ MHCM Chronogram, February

Science Comes to Hudson Valley Children’s Museum WPDH, February

Science Center at Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie Opens Feb 26 Daily Freeman, February

Science Center Debuts at Children’s Museum Poughkeepsie Journal, February

Grand Opening of The Science Center @ MHCM Hudson Valley News Network, February

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum featured in “18 Best Things to do in Poughkeepsie, NY”Dream Vacation Magazine, January


Cheers to Museum Director Poughkeepsie Journal, November

Museum Director Earns Award Poughkeepsie Journal Business Scene, November

Lara Litchfield-Kimber Receives 2015 ATHENA Award Hudson Valley News Network – VIDEO

Litchfield-Kimber Honored for Children’s Museum’s Transformation Poughkeepsie Journal, November

Museum Executive Director, Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Nominated for Athena Award. Poughkeepsie Journal, September

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum: Interactive Play for Little Ones Mommy Poppins Westchester, August

Children’s Museum Honors Dr. David A. Crenshaw and Newburgh Armory Unity Center with “2015 Great Friend to Kids Award” MHCM Press Release, July

Children’s Museum Wins Award of Distinction Poughkeepsie Journal, July

Children’s Museum wins Dutchess Tourism’s Family Entertainment Award of Distinction Hudson Valley News Network, July

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum kicks off summer Hudson Valley Almanac, July

Museum offers discounts for military personnel Poughkeepsie Journal, June

From the Walkway to the Bardavon, Poughkeepsie attracting visitors Poughkeepsie Journal, June

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum to Kick-Off Summer on June 26 Daily Freeman, June

New on the Business Scene Poughkeepsie Journal, April

United Way Honors Community Service Record Online, March

Children’s Museum Accepted into Museum Assessment Program. The Daily Freeman, January


MHCM Executive Director, Lara Litchfield-Kimber speaks about school-readiness initiative for pre-Kindergarten with funding from the United Way. Hudson Valley News Network, November

Children’s Museum Offers Veterans Free Admission, Opens New Exhibit Poughkeepsie Journal, November

Cheers…Museum Assists with Early Childhood Education Poughkeepsie Journal, October

Children’s Museum Receives Grant to Enhance Early Education Poughkeepsie Journal, October

Museum Receives $146,799 for Early Childhood Education from IMLS Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Press Release, September

Children’s Museum Welcomes R. HERO Sculpture, Honors 9-11 Hudson Valley News Network, September

Refurbished: Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum adds new exhibits & activities Almanac Weekly, August 21-8

New Exhibition, WonderDome, Opens in August Travel Writer Visits MHCM July

Children’s Museum Honors Great Friend to Kids July

Free Admission to Active Military Personnel Through Blue Star Program Poughkeepsie Journal, May

Children’s Museum Offers Family Fun! Poughkeepsie Journal, March

Nominees Sought for Great Friend to Kid… Poughkeepsie Journal, February

Family Fun at the Children’s Museum Chronogram Magazine, January


Exhibit at Kids’ Museum to Debut Poughkeepsie Journal, Novembe

Children’s Museum Unveils New Early Learning Junction Southern Dutchesss News, November

Children’s Museum Begins Corporate Member Program Poughkeepsie Journal, September

Play a Little, Learn A Lot Poughkeepsie Journal, July

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie opens new exhibition Daily Freeman, February

Math is Fun at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum this Weekend, January


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