Congrats to Natalie Haro and Avery Cross, co-chairs of our Teen Advisory Group(TAG), for being honored as student role models by The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis.
From the Davis Enterprise:
Avery Cross and Natalie Haro, nominated by Da Vinci Charter Academy internship specialist Susan Kirby, who wrote, “Avery Cross and Natalie Haro are both juniors at Da Vinci and both serve as interns at MOSAIC Children’s Museum in Woodland. This new museum that is hoping to open its doors in late 2018 is located in downtown Woodland in the old Western Wear store located at First and Main.
“MOSAIC is dedicated to inspiring and empowering children through science, art, imagination, and creativity. Their vision is to be a community resource that teaches young children to learn through their curiosity.
“Avery and Natalie have both volunteered since the beginning of the summer and approached me this fall about the possibility of doing this work as an internship. They are learning life skills that they will carry with them. They are also learning real-world business skills and are involved in the ideas and vision for the exhibits and projects at the museum.
“They also serve as the co-chairs of the Teen Advisory Group. This group advises the board of directors and staff as they are building out the site and designing exhibits. … They have a gift of working with children and I can see why this internship is such a good fit for both of them.”
As a kickoff to the beginning of our capital campaign, MOSAIC Children’s Museum is throwing a 1950’s themed Block Party! From 6 pm-10 pm Friday, September 29th, 2017 the street between Main St. and Dead Cat Alley will be closed down to traffic. In its place will be a dance area, seating, stage, photo op area, bar, many great raffle items, live music from Retrospect, and food from Las Brasas. Inside the museum, there will be plenty of activities to entertain the kids including our Big Blue Blocks and several games. Tickets for adults are only $20 and come with a souvenir cup, children get in free! It is sure to be an event to remember.
Mojo’s is raising donations for MOSAIC by offering their customers a “Cocktail for the Cause.” Proceeds from the month of April for this specific cocktail will be donated to MOSAIC. Just go in and ask the bartender. Mojo’s Lounge and Bar is at 428 First Street next door to Kitchen Four Twenty-Eight.
Fret not for these wet birds — flamingos thrive in rainy tropics. Hopefully, these cheery yard ornaments can also find a habitat in Woodland.
MOSAIC children’s museum is beginning a “fun” raiser, challenging the community of Woodland to support their efforts to bring the museum to Main Street. Flamingos will soon “flock” throughout town, (probably giving our local flocks of turkeys a bit of competition) taking over specific storefronts and sidewalks to signify that the business or residence has been challenged to donate by another Woodland community member.
If you saw the lead article in the Daily Democrat of February 28th or you have seen the sign in the window of the Western Wear building on 1st and Main, you have an inkling that something named MOSAIC is going to be there sometime. Yes, we will but first a lot of construction has to happen!
We are MOSAIC Children’s Museum and we were lucky enough to acquire 539 Main from the very generous Dave Schmauderer. Now the real work begins…structural engineers are looking at the building and giving us a good idea of what will have to be done to bring the building built in 1861 up to 2017 museum and federal disability compliance standards. Our goal is to make the building safe and accessible for all children and a real treasure for our community.
The estimate to restore the building to two full stories and meet code is approximately $3.5 million. We are in the process of planning a capital campaign to raise the money from the community. Dave and Julie Mata and Janet Vaughan have enlisted Meg Stallard to help approach community leaders and donors to start the campaign off. We already have a donor who has pledged to buy one of our many planned exhibits for her grandson! And a generous community member has offered to design and create the store front of the building for the cost of materials. Watch this site to see updates on where we are in our quest!
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