~ The Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Project ~
Honor the Past & Pave the Future

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Children's Museum Commemorative Brick Walkway
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.
Children's Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown and NYS Senator Joe Griffo assisted by Sammy in cutting the ribbon for the Children's Museum new Commemorative Brick sidewalk
Children's Museum Executive Director Marlene Brown and NYS Senator Joe Griffo assisted by Sammy in cutting the ribbon for the Children's Museum new Commemorative Brick sidewalk
Children's Museum Director Marlene Brown and Utica Mayor David Roefaro's First Assistant Angelo Roefaro at the Children's Museum's Commorative Brick sidewalk opening
City of Utica Mayor David Roefaro's First Assistant & Public Relations Coordinator, Angelo Roefaro.

Executive Director Brown with Les Kernan, whose wife Mackie, was one of the museum founders; Alice Pender-O'Shea & Melva Max, two of the other museum founders.

Brick donors at the official opening: L.toR.- Barb Shuck, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Grunewald, Alice Pender-O'Shea (one of the museum founders)
Uitca Observer Dispatch reporter, NYS Senator Joe Griffo, and Executive Director Marlene Brown admiring the Children's Museum's new commemorative brick sidewalk
Left to Right - Les Kernan, OD Reporter, NYS Senator Joe Griffo, Director Marlene Brown

Samuel Butcher & Earl Lewis

OD Reporter taking pictures & covering the event

Seated: Oneida Co. Legislator Rose Ann Convertino, Sandi Burrows-Schmidt, Christina Buschmann, Les Kernan

Background standing: Board Member Art Rapp Jr., Stacey Butcher & Sarah, Board Member John Stephenson

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.

A Brick Commemorative is available to you, your family and/or your business to support our new facility project. It is also an excellent way to show your community support while leaving a lasting memory of someone who touched your life... a special quote to share with others...a special gift for a new graduate or local Student...or just your name.

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 of 2008.

DONORS TO DATE:
Major Sponsor: ROGER SINNOTT
NANCY SHAHEEN, M. D.
JOAN TEUCHERT SHKANE, Esq.
MARLENE B. BROWN & EARL LEWIS
MARK BARRES, M&R HEATING
GARRO DRUG STORE
DR. ANTHONY & CAROL MANDOOR
STEVEN GENETT
DR. LEO SULLIVAN
DONALD & LINDA DRESHER
DR. PHILIP REITZ
NORTHERN SAFETY
BADER P. REYNOLDS
NICOLAS CALOGERO JR.
MUKESH SHAH
JOHN STEPHENSON
MACKIE & LES KERNAN
DR. DEMETRIOS SKAMAS
JOANNE TORCHIA
SANDY BURROWS-SCHMIDT
FRANK GRUENEWALD
THE JUNIOR LEAGUE
MEGAN SCOLARO
ROTARY ECLUB NY1.com
THE ONEIDA INDIAN NATION
JACK LUCID FAMILY
UTICA FIRST INSURANCE
BARBARA SHUCK & JIM SHUCK
MARK HARF
JOANNE PALUMBO-MOZLOOM
AL DESALVATORE
ED PAPARELLA
ALICE O’SHEA
SHARON RIVERA
JOHN GIGLIOTTI

JUDGE ANTHONY GARRAMONE

Add your name to the list. Forms available in our museum & here on our website, or purchase via our secure online Shopping Cart. Your donation is tax-deductible.

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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

Come to the 2005 Children's Museum Great Friends to Kids Award and Anniversary Gala
Also join us at our Anniversary Holiday Gala & Festival of Trees!

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A panoramic view of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
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