What benefits do you see from being a Partner Organization with Hutchinson Center for the Arts.
The benefits we see as being a Partner Organization with Hutchinson Center for the Arts are numerous. We have appreciated that as an emerging non-profit within the community we have been readily accepted and appreciated by so many local individuals and businesses because of the positive reputation the Center for the Arts has.
Also, HCA has offered guidance regarding establishing non-profit status, establishing a bank account, by-laws and articles of incorporation development, which has also been greatly appreciated. HCA accepts our mail and has information on their web page as well
What is Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum?
|Wheel and Cog Children’s Museum of Hutchinson: A place where children Learn, Play, and Grow will offer young families in Hutchinson, MN and the surrounding area a quality family recreation center. Our goal is to inspire and educate the public through play.
Wheel and Cog provides targeted learning opportunities for age-appropriate interactive and imaginative play for infants and children with a focus on individuals up to age 12. Wheel and Cog also is making attempts to provide adaptive learning environments as well as opportunities for those with special learning needs.
How does Wheel and Cog Bring Art To Life in the Hutchinson community?
Wheel and Cog has the opportunity to bring art to life through play. We are also working on opportunities to offer specialized programs where children can learn to sew, work with light circuits, a girls’ day in science, potentially a kindermusic program as well. We plan to keep most exhibits “home grown” which to Wheel and Cog means that the exhibits and materials included within exhibits are made locally. The goal is for the community to own and maintain the exhibit spaces.
What are some ways people can get involved with your organization?
Ways that individuals can get involved are many. We are looking for more volunteers to help within the museum on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. We are looking for volunteers to help clean up, interact with children and families who visit, and to play and have fun.
There are other opportunities for individuals to offer a program if they have a specialty. A female engineer is interested in offering a “girls day in science” which will be a targeted opportunity for girls to learn about an engineering activity such as circuits. A community member is creating a bicycle exhibit that will allow children to sit on a pedal bike that will turn on a light bulb. If you have an interest to get involved just email: [email protected] or message our facebook page Wheel & Cog.
What does the future of Wheel and Cog look like?
The community has been enthusiastically supportive of Wheel and Cog. To date we have had over 500 visitors within the first month, and can imagine the numbers will grow as winter nears. We will continue to build awareness and build community partners. Our eventual goal is to obtain our own location within the community, add new programs, improve, discover and innovate. Come on, let’s play!