The first portion of our Commemorative Brick Sidewalk Project opened Friday, July 25th, in front of the Children's Museum. NYS Senator Joe Griffo, who secured the grant for this, assists Executive Director Marlene Brown, her grandson, Samuel, and Board members Art Rapp Jr. & John Stephenson with the ribbon cutting. Among those present: charter brick donors, board members, local partners, media. Read Utica OD article.
You can still become part of our wonderful project. Gor only $75. you can purchase a personalized engraved brick for the new brick paved sidewalk in front of the Children's Museum. Each brick can have a maximum of 3 lines, with a total of 14 characters. Buy a brick & see your family or company name permanently in Children’s Museum history or buy a brick "in honor" or "in memory of" someone. Visitors to the museum will see the named bricks leading to our front door! Leave a lasting memory and support our community treasure.
It’s human nature to want to leave a lasting impression. Now you can be instrumental in being a part of this. Personalized engraved bricks leave a lasting impression -- for the donor and for the community. Engraved bricks give you a sense of ownership in the project, and permanent public recognition! Bricks can be purchased "in honor" or "in memory of" friends, family, etc. Our project is designed to be walked on.
Many of you know, from personal experience,
that the Children's Museum has been a wonderful asset to our community
as a quality of life institution for schools and families, and as a
world-renowned tourist attraction. Now, we need your help. With our
new facilities project, you can leave your "footprint" in
our new sidewalk while helping us continue our rich tradition of supporting
youth and families.
The Children's Museum was founded in 1963, and purchased the building at 311 Main Street in Utica in 1980. Your continued investment and personal support is still important to us! The Children's Museum Board of Directors invites you to become part of an exciting Historical Walkway. For $75 you can have your personalized brick paver engraved with your inscription. These will be permanently installed in the Historic Walkways leading to the Museum. Proceeds will fund restoration and development efforts and operation of the museum. Celebrate a life event or honor a special memory with a commemorative brick placed on the sidewalk in front of the museum.
Want to Honor Someone Special? How About a Commemorative Brick? You will receive a certificate of ownership as well as an invitation to an installation celebration. A beautiful gift card will be sent to the individuals or families of those you honor or memorialize. Whether you choose to add your own name or to honor the memory of a loved one, or pay tribute to a close friend or relative, our commemorative brick program will grow, one brick at a time. And when it is complete, it will remember these special people forever.
Buy a brick and see your family or company name permanently in Children’s Museum history. Sponsor a brick and have a lasting impression at The Children’s Museum. Visitors to the museum can see named bricks leading to our front door. Consider giving a brick as a unique, personalized gift which supports the operation of the facility. Celebrate a life event or honor a special memory. Your tax-deductible donation to the Museum will be memorialized. Be a part of history and leave a legacy. Contribute now!
One hundred percent of your gift is tax deductible. You can purchase commemorative bricks any time. They will be installed several times per year in the good weather. Download information and order form to print out and mail in. Or order here! on our website's secure shopping cart. Please make checks payable to: The Children’s Museum Brick Fund, 311 Main Street, Utica, NY 13321
The following people have chosen to leave
a lasting memory and show their support. The brick(s) they bought will
let them see their family or company name permanently in Children’s
Museum history. Visitors to the museum will see the named bricks leading
to our front door. The project will begin in late spring / early summer
July 2008, the old concrete is scraped off, red mulch is placed around the trees, & the steps are repainted
July 2008, the new commemorative brick sidewalk in front of the Children's Museum starts to grow!
July 2008, removing the iron grates pushed out of place by the tree roots, jackhammering out the concrete, preparing to build planters in their place
Children's Museum of History, Living History, Science & Technology