SCHEDULED PROGRAMS for the 2017 SEASON
Sunday, August 20
FREE ADMISSION DAY
Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns
This is an apolitical examination into the mythology that surrounds firearms. The term ‘mythology’ is especially appropriate here given that much of what the average person, even the average gun owner, thinks s/he knows about guns is inaccurate.
Without getting into a discussion about what we should or shouldn’t do about the issue of “guns,” Mark Timney’s lecture and Q&A session will instead examine how our perceptions of firearms have been distorted by media and folklore. Such distortions—about the mechanics, ease of use, and lethality of guns—have seriously hindered public discussion about the regulation of firearms.
Mark Timney is an award-winning mass communicator and educator with more than 20 years of professional experience. He's worked as a television reporter, producer and news anchor, healthcare public relations professional, freelance magazine and Internet writer, and public relations and advertising consultant. Mark earned his M.S. in journalism and Ph.D. in mass communication from Ohio University. He's been teaching at Keene State College since 2001, and when he isn't in a classroom you might find him riding his motorcycle, in the kitchen cooking, or at a shooting competition.
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Tuesday, August 29th
The American Precision Museum in Windsor, Vermont needs volunteer interpreters to provide informal and guided tours during fall foliage.
If you like history,
If you like machines, old and new,
If you like teaching…
Consider being a museum interpreter.
Guide visitors to understand the deep connections between the history of machine tools, machines and modern manufacturing in America.
Professional Training Provided by Certified Interpretive Trainer and American Precision Museum Education Director Scott Davison
Learn more at our volunteer info session!
Call 802-674-5781 for details.
Tuesday, August 29th 4-6 PM
Light Refreshment Provided!
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Junior Apprentice Program
Every Saturday in September
September 2, September 9, September 16, September 23, and September 30
10AM – 11:30AM
Meet in the Museum Learning Lab
Join our Education Director in a Junior Machinist Apprentice program from 10am to 11:30. No reservations required. Suitable for ages 6-12.
The program includes scavenger hunts in the museum, history lessons, design drawing and building activities. Children who complete the program will be awarded a special “Junior Apprentice” gear made in the Museum’s 3D-Maker and Charter Membership in the American Precision Museum Junior Machinist Apprentice Club.
Parents and grandparents are welcome and encouraged to participate.
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Saturday, September 23
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
Free admission at participating museums all across the country with the Smithsonian Day pass, obtainable online or in the Smithsonian magazine. You can download your pass to APM beginning on August 25 at this link.
Saturday, September 23
Behind the Scenes Tours at 2pm and 3pm
Reservations required, 12 per tour, $10 ea. Call or sign up on website. Associate Members Level and up can attend FREE with their membership. Call for details: 802-674-5781 or sign up online on our website.
Upper Valley Manufacturing Week
APM coordinates student tours of manufacturing companies throughout the region during this week-long workforce development program.
Saturday, October 28
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
18th Annual Model Engineering Show & Maker Space, Windsor Recreation Center and the museum
Admission to both:
$10 for adults
$5 for students
Visit with New England’s finest model engineers, attend workshops and watch live demonstrations.
Admission to this special event is not part of our membership benefits.
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Programs are subject to change during the season. Please call ahead for details.