Cleveland, Tenn. (Thursday, June 12, 2014) – The Museum Center at 5ive Points is excited to offer a unique summer camp opportunity this July. For one week, July 14-18, children ages six through eleven are invited to explore Cleveland’s past through objects, exhibits, theater, art, and play.
Local theater teacher and director Jim Veenstra will be teaching theater classes focused on revealing the stories of those who lived before us. Artist June Chase will reveal how painting and drawing can be used to tell stories of the past. Museum staff will facilitate behind-the-scenes tours of the exhibits along with the chance to interact hands-on with historic objects.
“I am thrilled to incorporate theater and art into our summer camp!” says Curator of Education Joy Veenstra. “MC5P Summer Camp creates an environment that encourages exploration of Cleveland’s past through a variety of styles: hands-on interactions, research and writing, theater, and art. It is also a great way to introduce children to primary source research and the many ways that research can be expressed and shared to tell the stories of our region.”
Participants will actively learn and create throughout the week, culminating in an open house exhibit and reception on Friday evening where children’s work and short performances will be on view. The open house is open to the public.
MC5P Summer Camp will be held July 14-18 daily from 9AM to 4PM. An open house will be held on Friday, July 18 from 4:30 PM to 6PM. Additional details, cost, and registration may be found on our website www.museumcenter.org/summercamp, or contact Curator of Education, Joy Veenstra and JVeenstra@museumcenter.org.
The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 150-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.
For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.