Share the Wonder free family celebration

Nov 12, 2017
The annual holiday model train installation opens Thanksgiving weekend in the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Wyeth Center.

Rockland — In conjunction with the city’s Festival of Lights, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will present the 12th annual Share the Wonder Celebration Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year’s celebration will feature events and activities for all children and families throughout the museum campus including the fan-favorite Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers version of “The Grinch.” Each participating child will receive a passport to be stamped at various activity locations; children may then present the passports for a prize.

Museum admission will be free of charge for the entire day. During the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. celebration, special children’s activities will include horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, paper-chain making, holiday cookie decorating and gifts for children. Returning after a three-year hiatus, “The Grinch” by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers puts a twist on its 10-minute version of the classic story, including foibles and physical comedy.

This year’s “Share the Wonder” traditional seasonal display at the Wyeth Center will again include holiday art and artifacts built around a magnificent model train set. The model train installation in the Wyeth Center features two trains traveling through a terrain of familiar landmarks from the Midcoast area.

The handsome Lehmann LGB model train and accompanying scenery of Rockland and Camden was a gift from Charles and Julie Cawley in 2004. “Share the Wonder” at the Farnsworth Art Museum is made possible through the generous support of the Wyeth Foundation.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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