Children's Museum Hot Wheels Collection & Hamilton College Volunteers

Friday, November 19, 2004 Join Mike Zarnock, Mayor Tim Julian, and Museum Director Marlene Brown as we cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of our new Hot Wheels collection!

September 1 - October 31, 2004 Museum staff and volunteers have been hard at work with Michael Zarnock preparing for the opening of his World Famous Hot Wheels Collection at The Children's Museum. Author/writer, Mike, labeled one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject, writes Collector Guides and Articles about Hot Wheels ® toy cars. He has also been awarded a Guinness World Record ™ for his Hot Wheels ® collection. Although Michael has more than 15,000 toy cars in his collection, this record is for 3,711 different Hot Wheels model cars. The old record was 1,500.

September 16, 2004 The Hamilton College Habitat for Humanity group returned once again to the Children's Museum to work on various projects. View pictures below of their work and the results that got a smile!

September 4 & 23rd, 2004 A large student organization, HAVOC (Hamilton College Action Volunteer Outreach Coalition) returned again to the Children's Museum to work on various projects. View pictures below.


Mike Zarnock's Hot Wheels collection at the Children's Museum

Hot Wheels author Mike Zarnock and museum volunteer Earl Lewis ready shelves for hot wheels

10-04 Mike works on setup of Hot Wheels exhibit

CM Volunteer Earl works on Hot Wheels shelves

Hamilton Habitat putting together a new exhibit

Hamilton Habitat students paint display stands

Hamilton Habitat finishing the Animal Room mural

Hamilton Habitat painting Exploration Station hallway

Hamilton Habitat helps decorate the museum for our Halloween Boo Bash

Giving fresh coat of paint to steps & tables

Hamilton Habitat group poses at end of a busy fun day with museum educators Sally (L.) and Dan (R.)

The new exhibit goes up in PlaySpace, to the delight of wee ones

Hamilton HAVOC students clean Hot Wheels hallway

Reconstructing NASA exhibit on museum's 4th floor

LEFT: Hamilton Havoc students pulling up weeds in back of Children's Museum; ABOVE: painting on 3rd floor Living Science area

A long tiring job done by a group of dedicated students

Even the rooms needed a good cleanup

The 4th floor got a sweeping, mopping & repainting

Plywood got its needed coat of varnish

HAVOC busily involved inside and (right) finding a long worm as they cleaned up outside!

ABOVE: Painting the Living Science area on the 3rd floor; LEFT: Pulling weeds with a smile!

The HAVOC group poses on the Children's Museum famous oak staircase after a day of service to improve what the Utica OD calls a "Community Treasure"

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