We are excited to announce our Teens in Museums Workshop!
This is a FREE workshop for museum professionals and volunteers to learn about the successful Youth Advisory Council program at the Wicoff House. During the last three years, our museum YAC has had over 100 teens and pre-teens as volunteer members. We currently have about 50 active members. The group meets weekly at our museum, and assists with event and program development, archive and exhibit projects, and outreach and community relations.
The Wicoff House Museum Youth Advisory Council has changed the way every aspect of our museum operates. It has helped ensure our museum’s sustainability and relevancy. We are passionate about helping other small museums establish their own museum youth groups!
Through a grant from the Middlesex County Office of Arts & History, we are able to provide this free workshop that will be packed with information and ideas. You will hear about our museum’s successes and challenges with our YAC. Hopefully you will be inspired and empowered to go back to your museum and establish your own!
The workshop will be on Saturday, December 3rd, from 11am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. You will also see how we have the youth spaces set up in our museum. A question and answer session will follow the presentation, where you can interact with our YAC members and learn more from their own perspectives and experiences.
The workshop location is the Plainsboro Recreation Center, which is in the same municipal complex with the Wicoff House Museum. You can navigate to: 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro. Once inside the municipal complex, you will see signs directing you to the Recreation Center.
Please register for the workshop here: https://forms.gle/dEXEi7YFySSsygPQ7