White House Names ACM’s Laura Huerta Migus a “Champion Of Change” for Summer Opportunity

—Honor Marks Partnership between Association of Children’s Museums and White House to Advance Summer Learning—

Arlington, VA – On February 26, the White House named Laura Huerta Migus, Executive Director of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), one of nine “Champions of Change” for Summer Opportunity, in recognition of the work of ACM and children museums to support the wellbeing of children outside of the classroom.

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ACM Member Resource Library

ACM's new member resource library is now available digitally for current ACM members! This library features archival documents and information collected from your peers at member children's museums.

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Hand to Hand

Read the latest edition of Hand to Hand: Amenities.

"The Lobby: Designing and Staffing for a 'No-Free' Visit"—Tanya Andrews, Children's Museum of Tacoma

"All the Safety You Cannot See"—Lauren Kaye, Kidspace Children's Museum

"Food, Glorious Food"—Marilee Jennings, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose; Mary Maher

"Balancing Act"—Christa Simpson, The DoSeum, San Antonio's Museum for Kids

"Built for Comfort: Amenities Aimed at Adults"—Jen Alexander, KidCity Children's Museum

"The Value of a $27 Sign"—Katie Slivovsky, Chicago Children's Museum

Record-Breaking InterActivity

More than 975 people attended InterActivity 2015: Bringing the World to Children and Families, May 13-15, hosted by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. They represented more than 270 museums, plus early childhood educators, librarians, funders, product and service providers, and affiliated organizations serving children and families. 

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Ruby Bridges, Yvonne Simons, and Jeanne White-Ginder Named 2015 Great Friends to Kids

The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) recognizes Ruby Bridges, Yvonne Simons, and Jeanne White-Ginder with its 2015 Great Friend to Kids Award for advocating the power of children to change the world. The award ceremony will take place at InterActivity 2015: Bringing the World to Children and Families on Friday, May 15, 10:30 a.m., at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The awards will be presented by Dr. William Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Immediately following the presentation ceremony, all three honorees will join a moderated armchair discussion moderated by Dr. Jeffrey Patchen, president and CEO of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

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ACM Convenes Children's Museums from Around the World

The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis will host InterActivity 2015: Bringing the World to Children, May 13-15 in Indianapolis. InterActivity is the largest convening of children's museum professionals, bringing nearly 900 attendees from twenty countries to discuss and share best practices and pressing issues affecting children, families, and children's museums themselves. 

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