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WMHT Summer Challenge

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A cartoon depiction of a backyard with a white picket fence, trees, bushes, and a picnic table.

Summer is a great time to explore! Download our Summer Checklist to follow along or explore some of the activities below.

Explore the Area’s Arts and Culture

Join the Summer Reading Quest 2020 at Crandall Public Library. You can still Imagine Your Story with curbside book pick-up. Register today

Explore some of the amazing activities in the Albany area and beyond with the Historic Albany Foundation. Use #StaycationAlbany: Visit Website

Visit the Albany Institute of History & Art's website and complete one of their Museum Makers activities. (5 pts)Visit Website

Everyone is an artist! Follow tips from the Hyde Collection to embrace your inner artist. (5 pts)Visit Website

Add a little extra glam to your day by crafting these fun cereal box crowns. (5 pts)Visit Website

Begin spreading kindness in your own home and community! How many kind of things can you do this summer? (5 pts)Visit Website

Capital Walls is a public art endeavor by Albany Center Gallery, Albany Barn, and Albany Parking Authority. Check out this map and go admire some public art around the Capital Region: Visit Website
Here's a pdf coloring page for the murals

Discover the Region’s Natural History and Wonders

Do you know who the Shakers are? Find out with online resources from the Shaker Heritage Society and watch a WMHT video about Shaker founder Ann Lee.

Visit two state parks, either online or in person, and learn about the history of the site. Bonus points if you also watch The Great Ledge: Exploring Thacher.

Check out the fun and educational videos with MiSci on the Move:Visit Website

Download the Agents of Discovery app onto your mobile device and let the outdoor adventures begin with the “Albany Pine Bush From Afar” mission.Visit Website

Talk with your family about the flowers and other plants you see on the Glens Falls Feeder Canal Towpath. Find a map of the trail here:Visit Website

Admire your child’s work together! What natural objects can you use as a paintbrush? Try and find out!

Learn About Local History

Find out what exhibits are highlighted with the New York State Museum’s “Windows on New York” program and visit the museum with your family:Visit Website

Pretend that you are a captain, sloophand or passenger traveling on a sloop (a giant sailboat) on the Hudson River with these activities from Historic Cherry Hill:Visit Website

The Underground Railroad history is in your backyard! Engage with the real story of this piece of our country’s history:Visit Website

Play ball! After a backyard game of baseball, learn about the history of the Mohawk Giants in the Capital Region with videos and library resources:Visit Website