March 31, 2016
Contact: Megan Fischer
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(401) 273-5437 ext. 126
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Providence Children’s Museum Holds Annual Meeting

Monday, April 11 • 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Speaker: Caroline Payson, Executive Director

Providence Children’s Museum will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Museum (100 South Street in Providence).  Museum Board, staff and friends will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and the vital importance of play for children’s healthy development.

The evening includes refreshments followed by a short business meeting that includes the election of members and officers to the Board of Directors, recognition of extraordinary volunteer service, and a presentation by Caroline Payson, the Museum’s new executive director.

Payson – who most recently spent over 10 years as director of education at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, preceded by roles as director of educational services for Maryland Public Television and several faculty and administrative positions at the New School’s Parsons School of Design – will talk about design thinking and how it can foster kids’ creative confidence.

The Museum's Annual Meeting is free and open to the public; adults only, please.  RSVP to (401) 273-5437 ext. 234 or

Providence Children’s Museum – play is powerful!
The Museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence’s Jewelry District.  September through March, open Tuesday through Sunday and Monday school holidays, 9 AM to 6 PM, and selected Fridays until 8 PM.  April through August, open 7 days. Museum admission is $9.00 per person; always free for Museum members.  Call (401) 273-KIDS or visit