"Kids Curate" at the State Museum

State Museum dog treadmill

Really, we just wanted to show this photo of the dog treadmill. We gotta get the backstory on this.

This is fun: The State Museum has opened voting for a "Kids Curate" exhibit set for February. Blurbage:

The ballot includes 15 objects from the State Museum's collections representing various areas including history, biology, paleontology, geology, and ethnography. The seven objects with the most votes will appear in a special exhibition on the 4th floor of the State Museum February 24 - 26, 2017. Children are encouraged to submit their comments on why they voted for a particular object; selected comments will be featured in the exhibition. ...
The Kids Curate exhibition in February 2017 will include the seven objects with the most votes as well as interactive, family-friendly programming. Curators, scientists, and historians will also be available to talk to children about the State Museum's history and science collections and how exhibitions are created. More information about Kids Curate will be announced in early 2017.

The ballot includes some fun items, including the dog treadmill pictured above. (There's also one piece of nightmare fuel.)

The voting is open through November 30.

Comments

It distresses me a bit that Zebra Mussel is spelled "Zebra Muscle"

Looks like that error has been fixed.

There's one of those doggy treadmills on display in the Farm Museum Building at the Washington County Fair - very cool. That whole building is worth checking out. It may seem kinda drab looking at first glance but there are some very interesting items. And there's a pretty nice exhibit on ice harvesting, a forgotten activity of old which, I'm sorry, is cool as hell. And the real one-room school house they have nearby (complete with boys and girls outhouses!) is definitely worth checking out too.

If you're yearning for some hands on ice harvesting, Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY has an Ice Harvest festival every winter. First weekend in February.
http://www.hanfordmills.org/

This treadmill was probably not just for dogs, but also sheep and goats. They were used to power small machines like butter churns.

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