Family Fun Friday at Heritage Museums & Gardens

This week features Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys (Courtesy photo)

Enjoy a day at Heritage that features fun for the whole family, including a performance, Wendell Minor, outdoor games, and family challenges. FREE with Museum admission.

11 am performance: Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

11 am- 1pm: Wendell Minor, noted author, illustrator, and subject of the 2018’s special exhibition, Wendell Minor’s America, will be “in residence” in his replica studio inside the exhibit.

About Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys:

New York City native, Vanessa Trien has been performing music for kids and families for more than a decade with her lively band the Jumping Monkeys. Her music for kids and families has won a NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Association) Award, an Academics' Choice Award, and four Silver Parents' Choice award.

Vanessa packs concert halls, preschool fundraisers and outdoor venues with dancing kids and families. She is known for highly interactive shows, featuring plenty of group singing and movement. One of her most requested songs is "Tickle Monster", has families tip toe-ing around and then, on cue, tickling each other!

In addition to performances, Vanessa also teaches early childhood music in preschool and pre-K classrooms and has taught parent and child group Music Together classes for ten years. Vanessa moved to Boston to attend Harvard's Graduate School for Education and decided to call it home, diving into the Cambridge folk music scene and festival production first, and then embracing with her whole heart the wild and wonderful world of children's music!


About Wendell Minor:

Award-winning illustrator Wendell Minor drew his way through childhood in Aurora, Illinois, inspired by his love of history, art, science, and the natural world. Today he is considered one of our nation’s premier historical illustrators, traveling throughout the United States to research, draw and paint on location.

His award-winning books have frequently been named on the annual lists for Notable Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies, Outstanding Science Trade Books, and IRA Teachers’ Choices. His books have also received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and Parents’ Choice Awards and been featured on PBS’s The Reading Rainbow.

Wendell Minor has had numerous solo exhibitions, and his work can be found in the permanent collections of Norman Rockwell Museum, the Illinois State Museum, Muskegon Museum of Art, Mattatuck Museum (of Connecticut), the Mazza Museum at Findlay University, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Museum of American Illustration, NASA, Arizona Historical Society, U.S. Coast Guard and the Library of Congress.

Other Activities:

Outdoor games on the Parade Field

Special craft in Hidden Hollow


WHERE:               Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563


WHEN:                 Friday, August 3, 2018 10AM- 5PM


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