Martinsburg, West Virginia (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
West Virginia’s newest children’s museum, for the kids, by George Children's Museum, will be hosting their dedication ceremony May 11, 2013 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The dedication ceremony will be held at the historic Martinsburg Roundhouse in downtown Martinsburg, WV. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for kids, and $1 for children ages 1-5 and includes brunch, a walking tour of the museum, and free museum admission at a later date. Doors open at 9:30am.
for the kids, by George CHILDREN’S MUSEUM is part of the Washington Heritage Trail, a 136-mile scenic byway that goes through Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties, incorporating more than 40 historical sites and tourist attractions. The museum aims to make fun and engaging connections to George Washington’s ventures in the three-county panhandle. The hands-on and interactive exhibits reveal rich layers of prominent history-making events that since have followed.
The ceremony kicks off with brunch and opening statements at 9:30am, followed by entertainment, plaque dedication and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Attendees will get a sneak peek of for the kids, by George with preview tours beginning at noon. Tours will end at 5pm.
Interactive and imagination-stirring exhibits highlight four main historical events including Washington’s ties to the Eastern Panhandle, Thomas Jefferson and Lewis & Clark, and the role of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and postwar industrialization.
The 6,400 square foot museum space is divided into four sections, all of which can be explored independently or with a guide following a triad of trails.
The museum features a lifelike statue of a young George Washington paddling a canoe, Projection Theater and 3-D map, train models, artifacts, a LEGO model of 1920s-era streetscape, and the 3-D bike simulation theater, where children power up their bike generator to watch a video of the scenic views of the Washington Heritage Trail.
“Whether you’re exploring the Washington Heritage Trail as a tourist, or an Eastern Panhandle native, for the kids, by George is a must-see destination,” says Kim Reid, Berkeley County Vice President, Treasurer and Trustee of Washington Heritage Trail. “There’s something for parents and kids of all ages to enjoy.”
The museum received grants from the National Scenic Byways and North American Railway Foundation.
For more information about for the kids, by George, Children's museum dedication day tickets or museum information, call 304.264.9977 or visit http://www.forthekidsbygeorge.org.
Located at the historic Caperton Train Station in Martinsburg, WV, for the kids, by George, Children’s Museum is a hands-on experience designed to make fun and engaging connections to George Washington’s ventures in the three- county panhandle and reveal rich layers of prominent history-making events that since have followed.